Definitions for nameneɪm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nameneɪm(n.; v.; adj.)named, nam•ing
(n.)a word or phrase by which a person or thing is designated.
mere designation rather than fact:
a king in name only.
an often abusive descriptive epithet:
calling people names.
reputation: a reputation of distinction:
a bad name.
making a name for oneself.
one of music's great names.
a clan; family.
a word or symbol in logic that respresents an entity.
(cap.) a symbol or vehicle of divinity:
(v.t.)to give a name to; call:
to name a baby.
to accuse by name: to identify by name.
named the thief.
to designate or nominate for duty or office.
Name your price.
a name author.
designed for or bearing a name:
being used as the title of a collection or production:
the name piece in the anthology.
Idioms for name:
in the name of, with appeal to: by the authority of: in behalf of.
Stop, in the name of mercy.
Open, in the name of the law.
name names,to specify or accuse people by name.
Origin of name:
bef. 900; OE nama, c. OFris nama, OHG namo; akin to ON nafn, L nōmen, Gk ónoma, OIr ainm, Czech jméno
a language unit by which a person or thing is known
"his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
a person's reputation
"he wanted to protect his good name"
family based on male descent
"he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
name, figure, public figure(noun)
a well-known or notable person
"they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
by the sanction or authority of
"halt in the name of the law"
a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
"They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
"Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
name, nominate, make(verb)
charge with a function; charge to be
"She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)
create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"
mention and identify by name
"name your accomplices!"
mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)
make reference to
"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)
identify as in botany or biology, for example
give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
"List the states west of the Mississippi"
determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the word or words that sb or sth is called
"What's your name?" "David Martin."; I forget the name of the town.; Scientists have not given the new bacteria a name yet.
using a name
She called each person by name.
indicates the name sb uses to buy or obtain sth
an insurance policy in the name of Katherine Hollis; a bank account in my name
using a name which may not be a real name
They made a reservation under the name of "Smith."
a well-known or famous person or thing
some of the biggest names in Hollywood
sb or sth well-known by almost everyone
In two years the company has become a household name.
the most important aspect
Fun, not winning, is the name of the game in this event.
to give sb or sth a name; = call
They named the puppy Polly.
to identify sb using their name
He named two top officials as the source of the information.
to state specifically what sth is
Name the price, and you can have it!
used after listing a few specific things, to say there are many more
They have ales, lagers, white beers, just to name a few.
to choose sb for a reward or official position; = nominate
The President named him to the Supreme Court.
indicates there are many possibilities
You name it, they sell it.
Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
A person (or legal person).
A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
To give a name to.
1904: L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz u2014 I will name the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!'
To mention, specify.
To identify as relevant or important
naming the problem
To publicly implicate.
The painter was named as an accomplice.
To designate for a role.
My neighbor was named to the steering committee.
Origin: From nama, from namô, from h₁nḗh₃mn̥.
the title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class
a descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts
reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction
those of a certain name; a race; a family
a person, an individual
to give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call
to mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention
to designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding
to designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand
A name is a word or term used for identification. Names can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context. A personal name identifies a specific unique and identifiable individual person, and may or may not include a middle name. The name of a specific entity is sometimes called a proper name and is a proper noun. Other nouns are sometimes, more loosely, called names; an older term for them, now obsolete, is "general names". Caution must be exercised when translating, for there are ways that one language may prefer one type of name over another. A feudal naming habit is used sometimes in other languages: the French sometimes refer to Aristotle as "le Stagirite" from one spelling of his place of birth, and English speakers often refer to Shakespeare as "The Bard", recognizing him as a paragon writer of the language. Finally, claims to preference or authority can be refuted: the British did not refer to Louis-Napoleon as Napoleon III during his rule.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'name' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #381
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'name' in Written Corpus Frequency: #324
Rank popularity for the word 'name' in Nouns Frequency: #69
Rank popularity for the word 'name' in Verbs Frequency: #337
Translations for name
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a word by which a person, place or thing is called
My name is Rachel; She knows all the flowers by name.
- nomePortuguese (BR)
- jméno, názevCzech
- der NameGerman
- שֵׁם, כִּינוּיHebrew
- ime, nazivCroatian
- 이름, 성명Korean
- vardas (ir pavardė), pavardė, pavadinimasLithuanian
- imię, nazwisko, nazwaPolish
- имя; названиеRussian
- meno, názovSlovak
- ad, isimTurkish
- 名字，名稱Chinese (Trad.)
- 名字，名称Chinese (Simp.)
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