What does denominate mean?

Definitions for denominate
dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪtde·nom·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. designate, denominateverb

    assign a name or title to


  1. denominateverb

    To name

  2. denominateverb

    To specify a monetary unit

    Oil is denominated in dollars, so changes in the strength of the dollar affect oil prices everywhere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DENOMINATEverb

    To name; to give a name to.

    Etymology: denomino, Latin.

    Their commendable purpose being not of every one understood, they have been in latter ages construed as though they had superstitiously meant either that those places, which were denominated of angels and saints, should serve for the worship of so glorious creatures; or else those glorified creatures for defence, protection, and patronage of such places. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    Predestination is destructive to all that is established among men, to all that is most precious, to human nature, to the two faculties that denominate us men, understanding and will; for what use can we have of our understandings, if we cannot do what we know to be our duty? And if we act not voluntarily, what exercise have we of our wills? Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.


  1. denominate

    To denominate means to assign or give a name or title to something, often in an official or recognized manner. It can also refer to the act of expressing or identifying a value in terms of a specific unit, such as a currency or measurement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denominateverb

    to give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate

  2. Denominateadjective

    having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See Compound number, under Compound

  3. Etymology: [L. denominatus, p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Denominate

    dē-nom′in-āt, v.t. to give a name to: to call.—adj. Denom′inable.—n. Denominā′tion, the act of naming: a name or title: a collection of individuals called by the same name: a sect.—adj. Denominā′tional, belonging to a denomination or sect.—n. Denominā′tionalism, a denominational or class spirit or policy: devotion to the interests of a sect.—adj. Denom′inative, giving or having a title.—adv. Denom′inatively.—n. Denom′inator, he who, or that which, gives a name: (arith.) the lower number in a vulgar fraction, which names the parts into which the integer is divided. [L. de, and nomināre, -ātum, to name—nomen, a name.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denominate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denominate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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