namesake

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noun name·sake \ˈnām-ˌsāk\

Definition of namesake

  1. :  one that has the same name as another; especially :  one who is named after another or for whom another is named His grandson and namesake is the spit and image of him … — Robert Graves

Examples of namesake in a sentence

  1. How much did President George Bush influence his son and namesake George W. Bush?

Origin and Etymology of namesake

probably from name's sake


First Known Use: circa 1635


NAMESAKE Defined for English Language Learners

namesake

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noun name·sake \ˈnām-ˌsāk\

Definition of namesake for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that has the same name as another person or thing


NAMESAKE Defined for Kids

namesake

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noun name·sake \ˈnām-ˌsāk\

Definition of namesake for Students

  1. :  a person who has the same name as someone else and especially one named for another



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