|1.||[ noun ] (linguistics) 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"
|Related terms:||language_unit title trade_name appellation misnomer first_name signature company_name pseudonym alias hypocorism writer's_name matronymic patronymic street_name domain_name surname middle_name eponym computer_file_name street_name street_name place_name nickname eponym mention|
|2.||[ noun ] by the sanction or authority of|
"halt in the name of the law"
|3.||[ verb ] assign a specified, proper name to|
"They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
|Related terms:||label term baptize entitle address dub rename tag style call address naming|
|4.||[ noun ] a person's reputation|
"he wanted to protect his good name"
|5.||[ 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"
|6.||[ noun ] family based on male descent|
"he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
|7.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||denote enumerate announce number identity identification naming|
|8.||[ verb ] charge with a function; charge to be|
"She was named Head of the Committee" "She was made president of the club"
|Related terms:||appoint rename nomination|
|9.||[ verb ] mention and identify by name|
"name your accomplices!"
|10.||[ verb ] charge with a task or function|
|Synonyms:||appoint constitute nominate|
"appoint someone president" "nominate a committee"
|Related terms:||establish pack co-opt co-opt nomination appointee|
|11.||[ verb ] make reference to|
|Synonyms:||mention refer cite bring_up advert|
: "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
|Related terms:||think_of invoke touch_on reference speak_of_the_devil cross-refer raise drag_up remember commend namedrop mention citation quotation citation mentioner|
|12.||[ verb ] give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of|
"List the states west of the Mississippi"
|Related terms:||give enumerate list listing|
|13.||[ noun ] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase|
"sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
|Related terms:||defamation smear_word|
|14.||[ verb ] as in botany or biology, for example|
|Synonyms:||identify describe key distinguish key_out discover|
|Related terms:||identity classify|
|15.||[ verb ] determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis|
|Related terms:||analyze explore diagnosis|