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  Definition of Name
  1. by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
  2. 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"
  3. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
  4. family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
  5. 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. a person''s reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
  7. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  8. identify as in botany or biology, for example
  9. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
  10. mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
  11. make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  12. 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"
  13. assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  14. create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
  15. charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
Similar Words: epithet, gens, figure, public figure, diagnose, identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, list, mention, advert, bring up, cite, refer, call, appoint, nominate, constitute, make


Hyponyms: eponym, filename, file name, computer filename, computer file name, patronymic, matronymic, metronymic, street name, surname, family name, cognomen, last name, middle name, first name, given name, forename, nickname, alias, assumed name, false name, pseudonym, anonym, nom de guerre, misnomer, writer's name, author's name, appellation, denomination, designation, appellative, pet name, hypocorism, title, place name, toponym, signature, company name, domain name, trade name, brand name, brand, marque, smear word, explore, commend, remember, speak of the devil, quote, cite, touch on, invoke, appeal, namedrop, raise, bring up, drag up, dredge up, cross-refer, enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise, number, list, announce, baptize, baptise, christen, style, dub, rename, entitle, term, tag, pack, co-opt


Grouped Verbs: call, address


Entailments: classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate


Derivational Morphology: mention, advert, bring up, cite, refer, identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, call, diagnosis, diagnosing, naming, designation, identification, identity, list, listing, lister, itemization, itemisation, reference, citation, quotation, quote, acknowledgment, credit, mentioner, namer, nomination, appointment, assignment, appointee


Anagrams: mane, mean, Amen


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: naam   Albanian: emër  
Arabic: اشتهار   Basque: izen  
Bosnian: ime and imenovati and ugled   Breton: ano and envel  
Bulgarian: избирам and име and именувам and обвинявам and определям   Catalan: anomenar and denominar and escollir and especificar and nom and reputació  
Chinese: and 命名 and 任命   Croatian: ime and ugled  
Danish: døbe and navn and nævne   Dutch: aanstellen and benoemen and kiezen and naam and noemen and vermelden  
Esperanto: nomi and nomo   Estonian: nimi  
Finnish: ilmoittaa and maine and nimetä and nimi and nimittää and tunnistaa and valita   French: choisir and identifier and nom and nommer and préciser  
Frisian: namme   German: benennen and ernennen and Name and nennen  
Greek: όνομα and διορίζω and εκλέγω and ονομάζω   Hebrew: שם  
Hindi: नाम   Hungarian: említ and hírnév and kinevez and meghatároz and megnevez and név and nevez  
Icelandic: nafn   Ido: nomo  
Indonesian: nama and sebut   Interlingua: fama and identificar and nominar and nomine and seliger and specificar  
Irish: ainm   Italian: fama and identificare and nomare and nome and nominare and scegliere and specificare  
Japanese: 選ぶ and 評判 and 名前 and 名付ける and 明示する and 任命する   Korean: 고르다 and 평판 and 이름 and 이름짓다 and 자세히 기입하다 and 지명하다  
Kurdish: nav   Latin: appellare and denotare and eligere and fama and nomen and nominare  
Lithuanian: vardas   Macedonian: име  
Malay: nama   Norwegian: kalle and navn and navngi and nevne and velge  
Novial: noma and nome   Persian: نام and نامیدن  
Polish: identyfikować and imię and nazywać and określać and reputacja and wybierać and wyznaczyć   Portuguese: escolher and especificar and identificar and nome and nomear  
Romanian: nume   Russian: выбирать and именовать and имя and обвинять and определять  
Slovene: ime and imenovati   Spanish: escoger and especificar and fama and nombrar and nombre  
Swahili: jina   Swedish: döpa and namn and nämna and utnämna  
Tagalog: ngalan   Telugu: కీర్తి and పేరు  
Turkish: ad and nam   Ukrainian: репутація and ім’я  
Urdu: نام   Vietnamese: chọn and nhận and tên and tiếng tăm and đặt tên  
Welsh: enw   Yiddish: אָנרופֿן and נאָמען  
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