name calling, names(noun)
verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
"sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Personal names, given or surname, as cultural characteristics, as ethnological or religious patterns, as indications of the geographic distribution of families and inbreeding, etc. Analysis of isonymy, the quality of having the same or similar names, is useful in the study of population genetics. NAMES is used also for the history of names or name changes of corporate bodies, such as medical societies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, etc.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'names' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1418
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'names' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1093
The numerical value of names in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of names in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
He said true things, but called them by wrong names.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Fifty years ago I knew the names of everyone who lived in my street. Now, in this age of information, I know the names of hardly anybody who lives in my street.
The names of the pubs stank. The names of the pubs were dreadful, (They) sounded like cheap 1990s wine bars. We really worked on the names of the pubs (from a published list of names from the 1850s).
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