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 namesake sushi palace, which opened its doors in 1987, has since become a Hollywood mainstay and spawned a global empire that includes hotels.
Washington (CNN)A man with an AR-15 assault rifle, a 40-caliber handgun and 90 rounds of ammunition was arrested at President Donald Trump's namesake hotel in Washington early Wednesday morning after a tipster warned police, authorities said.
And Howrey, the namesake of the park that surrounds the fields?
The brand has made efforts to distance itself from its namesake—cutting her image out of promotional materials, for instance—but shoppers can’t ignore the name, especially now.
Despite the various legal issues these companies have faced, their namesake hasn't taken them to court over the use of the Obama name, Cook County records show.
In 1977, a namesake franchise played a single season.
SeaWorld San Diego is the first of three namesake parks to introduce the 22-minute killer whale experience, which replaces the Shamu orca-performance shows, a fixture in San Diego for more than half a century.
A freshman at Georgia's Riverdale High, the rumored namesake of Betty and Veronica's iconic comic high school, Ciara cheerlead.
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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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