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NAME noun

Definition of name (noun)

  1. 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"
  2. a person's reputation
    • "he wanted to protect his good name"
  3. family based on male descent
    • "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
    • synonyms: gens
  4. 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"
    • synonyms: figure, public figure
  5. by the sanction or authority of
    • "halt in the name of the law"
  6. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

NAME verb

Definition of name (verb)

  1. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    • "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
    • synonyms: call
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: identify
  3. charge with a function; charge to be
    • "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
    • synonyms: make, nominate
  4. create and charge with a task or function
  5. mention and identify by name
    • "name your accomplices!"
  6. make reference to
  7. identify as in botany or biology, for example
  8. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    • "List the states west of the Mississippi"
    • synonyms: list
  9. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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