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"

Related terms: sanction
3. [ verb ] assign a specified, proper name to
Synonyms: call

"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"

Related terms: repute
5. [ noun ] a well-known or notable person
Synonyms: figure public_figure

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

Related terms: important_person
6. [ noun ] family based on male descent
Synonyms: gens

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

Related terms: family
7. [ verb ] give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
Synonyms: identify

"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
Synonyms: make nominate

"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!"

Related terms: specify
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
Synonyms: list

"List the states west of the Mississippi"

Related terms: give enumerate list listing
13. [ noun ] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
Synonyms: epithet

"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
Synonyms: diagnose
Related terms: analyze explore diagnosis
Similar spelling:   Nam