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 homes are behind Tower Park at Alexander Circle in the remains of the city's namesake fort.
Pack a picnic, find a lookout worthy of the place’s bandido namesake (one Tiburcio Vasquez), and dine alfresco in the otherwordly landscape.
Our president’s namesake has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle and the New York Times, as the saying goes, is on it.
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.
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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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