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name - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'name' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Name [ n.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'name' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . name [ n]
Meaning (1):
- by the sanction or authority of
Example in sentence:
  • halt in the name of the law
Meaning (2):
- family based on male descent
Example in sentence:
  • he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name
Meaning (3):
- a person's reputation
Example in sentence:
  • he wanted to protect his good name
Meaning (4):
- a language unit by which a person or thing is known
Example in sentence:
  • his name really is George Washington;
  • those are two names for the same thing
Meaning (5):
- a well-known or notable person
Example in sentence:
  • she is an important figure in modern music;
  • they studied all the great names in the history of France
6 . name [ v]
Meaning (6):
- make reference to
Example in sentence:
  • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
Meaning (7):
- give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
Example in sentence:
  • List the states west of the Mississippi
Meaning (8):
- give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
Example in sentence:
  • Many senators were named in connection with the scandal;
  • The almanac identifies the auspicious months
Meaning (9):
- mention and identify by name
Example in sentence:
  • name your accomplices!
Meaning (10):
- create and charge with a task or function
Example in sentence:
  • nominate a committee
Meaning (11):
- charge with a function; charge to be
Example in sentence:
  • She was made president of the club;
  • She was named Head of the Committee
Meaning (12):
- assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
Example in sentence:
  • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader;
  • They named their son David