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name   WordNet 2.0

- by the sanction or authority of
"halt in the name of the law"

 
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- 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"

 
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- a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
"sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"

 
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- family based on male descent
"he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

 
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- 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"

 
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- a person''s reputation
"he wanted to protect his good name"

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

 
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- identify as in botany or biology, for example

 
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- give or make a list of

- name individually

- give the names of
"List the states west of the Mississippi"

 
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- mention and identify by name
"name your accomplices!"

 
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- make reference to
"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

 
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- 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"

 
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- assign a specified, proper name to
"They named their son David"
"The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

 
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- create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"

 
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- charge with a function

- charge to be
"She was named Head of the Committee"
"She was made president of the club"

 
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Name   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.

"Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof." -- Gen. ii. 19.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." -- Shak.

2. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.

"His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." -- Is. ix. 6.

3. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.

"What men of name resort to him?" -- Shak.

"Far above . . . every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come." -- Eph. i. 21.

"I will get me a name and honor in the kingdom." -- 1 Macc. iii. 14.

"He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin." -- Deut. xxii. 19.

"The king's army . . . had left no good name behind." -- Clarendon.

4. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.

"The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his name, came every day to pay their feigned civilities." -- Motley.

5. A person, an individual. [Poetic]

"They list with women each degenerate name." -- Dryden.

Christian name
(a) The name a person receives at baptism, as distinguished from surname; baptismal name. (b) A given name, whether received at baptism or not.

Given name
See under Given.

In name
in profession, or by title only; not in reality; as, a friend in name.

In the name of
(a) In behalf of; by the authority of. " I charge you in the duke's name to obey me." Shak. (b) In the represented or assumed character of. "I'll to him again in name of Brook." Shak.

Name plate
a plate as of metal, glass, etc., having a name upon it, as a sign; a doorplate.

Pen name
a name assumed by an author; a pseudonym or nom de plume. Bayard Taylor.

Proper name
(Gram.), a name applied to a particular person, place, or thing.

To call names
to apply opprobrious epithets to; to call by reproachful appellations.

To take a name in vain
to use a name lightly or profanely; to use a name in making flippant or dishonest oaths. Ex. xx. 7.

Syn. -- Appellation; title; designation; cognomen; denomination; epithet. -- Name, Appellation, Title, Denomination. Name is generic, denoting that combination of sounds or letters by which a person or thing is known and distinguished. Appellation, although sometimes put for name simply, denotes, more properly, a descriptive term, used by way of marking some individual peculiarity or characteristic; as, Charles the Bold, Philip the Stammerer. A title is a term employed to point out one's rank, office, etc.; as, the Duke of Bedford, Paul the Apostle, etc. Denomination is to particular bodies what appellation is to individuals; thus, the church of Christ is divided into different denominations, as Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc.

 
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1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.

"She named the child Ichabod." -- 1 Sam. iv. 21.

"Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named." -- Milton.

2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.

"None named thee but to praise." -- Halleck.

"Old Yew, which graspest at the stones That name the underlying dead." -- Tennyson.

3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding.

"Whom late you have named for consul." -- Shak.

4. (House of Commons) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.

Syn. -- To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify; designate; nominate.

 
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