namesake

noun name·sake \ ˈnām-ˌsāk \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of namesake

probably from name's sake


NAMESAKE Defined for English Language Learners

namesake

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

noun name·sake \ ˈnām-ˌsāk \

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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