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
Definition categories: communication
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
Similar word(s): gens
4. a well-known or notable person
- they studied all the great names in the history of France
Similar word(s): figure
5. by the sanction or authority of
- halt in the name of the law
6. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
Similar word(s): epithet
Sentences with name as a noun:
- I've never liked the name my parents gave me so I changed it at the age of twenty.
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
Similar word(s): 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
Similar word(s): identify
3. charge with a function; charge to be
- She was named Head of the Committee
4. create and charge with a task or function
5. mention and identify by name
- name your accomplices!
6. make reference to
- His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
7. identify as in botany or biology, for example
Definition categories: cognition
8. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
Similar word(s): list
9. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
Similar word(s): diagnose
Sentences with name as a verb:
- He named his demands.
- You name it!
- The painter was named as an accomplice.
- My neighbor was named to the steering committee.