Definitions for name

Definitions for (noun) name

Main entry: name

Definition: by the sanction or authority of

Usage: halt in the name of the law

Main entry: name

Definition: a language unit by which a person or thing is known

Usage: his name really is George Washington; those are two names for the same thing

Main entry: name, epithet

Definition: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

Main entry: gens, name

Definition: family based on male descent

Usage: he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name

Main entry: name, figure, public figure

Definition: a well-known or notable person

Usage: they studied all the great names in the history of France; she is an important figure in modern music

Main entry: name

Definition: a person's reputation

Usage: he wanted to protect his good name

Definitions for (verb) name

Main entry: diagnose, name

Definition: determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

Main entry: discover, distinguish, describe, identify, key, key out, name

Definition: identify as in botany or biology, for example

Main entry: list, name

Definition: give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of

Usage: List the states west of the Mississippi

Main entry: name

Definition: mention and identify by name

Usage: name your accomplices!

Main entry: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer

Definition: make reference to

Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Main entry: name, identify

Definition: give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property

Usage: Many senators were named in connection with the scandal; The almanac identifies the auspicious months

Main entry: name, call

Definition: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

Usage: They named their son David; The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Main entry: constitute, name, nominate, appoint

Definition: create and charge with a task or function

Usage: nominate a committee

Main entry: nominate, name, make

Definition: charge with a function; charge to be

Usage: She was named Head of the Committee; She was made president of the club

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