Definition of NAME

1. Verb. Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to. "They NAME him "Bobby""; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Exact synonyms: Call
Related verbs: Call, Address, Call
Specialized synonyms: Baptise, Baptize, Christen, Refer, Style, Title, Dub, Nickname, Rename, Entitle, Title, Term, Tag
Generic synonyms: Label
Derivative terms: Namer, Naming

2. Noun. A language unit by which a person or thing is known. "Those are two names for the same thing"

3. Verb. Give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property. "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
Exact synonyms: Identify
Generic synonyms: Denote, Refer
Specialized synonyms: Enumerate, Itemise, Itemize, Recite, List, Number, Announce
Derivative terms: Identification, Identification, Identification, Identity, Naming

4. Noun. A person's reputation. "He wanted to protect his good name"
Generic synonyms: Reputation, Repute

5. Verb. Charge with a function; charge to be. "They NAME him to write the letter"; "She was made president of the club"
Exact synonyms: Make, Nominate
Specialized synonyms: Rename
Generic synonyms: Appoint, Charge
Derivative terms: Naming, Nomination, Nominative

6. Noun. Family based on male descent. "He had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
Exact synonyms: Gens
Generic synonyms: Family, Family Line, Folk, Kinfolk, Kinsfolk, Phratry, Sept

7. Verb. Create and charge with a task or function. "Nominate a committee"
Exact synonyms: Appoint, Constitute, Nominate
Generic synonyms: Constitute, Establish, Found, Institute, Plant
Specialized synonyms: Pack, Co-opt
Derivative terms: Appointee, Appointee, Appointive, Appointive, Naming, Nomination, Nominative

8. Noun. A well-known or notable person. "She is an important figure in modern music"

9. Verb. Mention and identify by name. "Name your accomplices!"
Generic synonyms: Define, Determine, Fix, Limit, Set, Specify
Derivative terms: Naming

10. Noun. By the sanction or authority of. "Halt in the name of the law"
Generic synonyms: Sanction

11. Verb. Make reference to. "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

12. Noun. A defamatory or abusive word or phrase.
Exact synonyms: Epithet
Generic synonyms: Calumniation, Calumny, Defamation, Hatchet Job, Obloquy, Traducement
Specialized synonyms: Smear Word

13. Verb. Identify as in botany or biology, for example.

14. Verb. Give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of. "List the states west of the Mississippi"
Exact synonyms: List
Generic synonyms: Enumerate, Itemise, Itemize, Recite
Derivative terms: List, Lister, Listing, Listing

15. Verb. Determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis.
Exact synonyms: Diagnose
Generic synonyms: Analyse, Analyze, Canvas, Canvass, Examine, Study
Specialized synonyms: Explore
Derivative terms: Diagnosing, Diagnosis

Definition of NAME

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

2. v. t. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.

Definition of NAME

1. Proper noun. (abbreviation of North American English) ¹

2. Noun. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing. ¹

3. Noun. Reputation. ¹

4. Noun. A person (or legal person). ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters. ¹

6. Noun. An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To give a name to. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To mention, specify. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To identify as relevant or important ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To publicly implicate. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To designate for a role. ¹

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Definition of NAME

1. to give a title to [v NAMED, NAMING, NAMES] : NAMABLE, NAMEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of NAME

1. Acronym for nevi, atrial myxoma, myxoid neurofibromas, and ephilides. See: NAME syndrome. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of NAME

NATO phonetic alphabet
NATO reporting name

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