proper name

noun

Definition of proper name

:a word or group of words (such as "Noah Webster," "Kentucky," or "U.S. Congress") that is the name of a particular person, place, or thing and that usually begins with a capital letter

Word by Word Definitions

proper play
  1. : referring to one individual only

  2. : belonging to one : own

  3. : appointed for the liturgy of a particular day

  1. : the parts of the Mass that vary according to the liturgical calendar

  2. : the part of a missal or breviary containing the proper of the Mass and the offices proper to the holy days of the liturgical year

  1. : in a thorough manner : completely

name play
  1. : a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

  2. : a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

  3. : a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. : to give a name to : call

  2. : to mention or identify by name

  3. : to accuse by name

  1. : of, relating to, or bearing a name

  2. : appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

  3. : having an established reputation


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