Thesaurus

designation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of designation

  1. 1 a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known we've never given the homemade gadget a proper designation Synonyms appellation, appellative, cognomen, compellation, denomination, denotation, name, handle, moniker (also monicker), nomenclature, titleRelated Words baptismal name, Christian name, first name, forename, given name; family name, maiden name, middle name, surname; matronymic, patronymic; byname, diminutive, epithet, hypocorism, nickname, sobriquet (also soubriquet); banner, rubric, tag; alias, cryptonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym; binomial, monomial; trivial name, vernacular; misnomer; brand name, label, trademark, trade name

  2. 2 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty his surprising designation as the running mate raised a few eyebrows Synonyms assignment, commission, appointmentRelated Words billet, gig, job, office, place, position, situation, spot, station; authorization, delegation, deputation, emplacement, placement, ranking; anointing, anointment, induction, installation, installment (also instalment), instating, investiture, investment, ordination; choice, choosing, destination, election, nomination, picking, selection, singling (out)Near Antonyms blackball, rejection; deposition, dethronement, ejection, eviction, ouster, overthrow, removalAntonyms discharge, dismissal, dismission, expulsion, firing



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up designation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!