Definition of namesake
: 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
How much did President George Bush influence his son and namesake George W. Bush?
Recent Examples of namesake from the Web
The landmark's namesake, Colonel James Withers Sloss, formed Sloss Furnace Company and broke ground on the Magic City's first furnace in 1880.
The irony of her namesake came to fruition over the weekend when a Hampton’s shop called Blue & Cream posted a video of her new handmade jewelry to their Instagram page.
Covered in dozens of real roses, it was finished off with a Gone with the Wind-themedtopper, a nod to Tara's namesake, the fictional Georgia home from the 1939 movie.
Since the 19th century, the area of Main Street known as Whiskey Row has been known for, well, its namesake.
Campbell County's biggest city claims three Medal of Honor winners because of they were stationed at the city's namesake fort.
Sears Canada, which is independent of its U.S. namesake, will close 20 of its 94 full-service locations, 15 home stores, 10 outlet stores and 14 hometown locations and will cut 2,900 positions across its store fleet and at its Toronto headquarters.
McCaskill’s bill would lower the proof burden for veterans who have already filed claims, including Arla Harrell, a 90-year-old resident of Macon, Mo., and the bill’s namesake, who says he was exposed to mustard gas at Missouri’s Fort Crowder.
Speakers including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said Giffords' strength and courage made her worthy of being the namesake of the ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords.
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Origin and Etymology of namesake
probably from name's sake
First Known Use: circa 1635See Words from the same year
NAMESAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of namesake for English Language Learners
: someone or something that has the same name as another person or thing
NAMESAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of namesake for Students
: a person who has the same name as someone else and especially one named for another
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