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    name - Dictionary definition and meaning for word name

    Definition
    (noun) a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    Example Sentence
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
    Definition
    (noun) a person's reputation
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted to protect his good name
    Definition
    (noun) family based on male descent
    Synonyms : gens
    Example Sentence
    • he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name
    Definition
    (noun) a well-known or notable person
    Synonyms : figure , public figure
    Example Sentence
    • they studied all the great names in the history of France
    • she is an important figure in modern music
    Definition
    (noun) by the sanction or authority of
    Example Sentence
    • halt in the name of the law
    Definition
    (noun) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
    Synonyms : epithet
    Definition
    (verb) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    Synonyms : call
    Example Sentence
    • They named their son David
    • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader
    Definition
    (verb) give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    Synonyms : identify
    Example Sentence
    • Many senators were named in connection with the scandal
    • The almanac identifies the auspicious months
    Definition
    (verb) charge with a function; charge to be
    Synonyms : make , nominate
    Example Sentence
    • She was named Head of the Committee
    • She was made president of the club
    Definition
    (verb) create and charge with a task or function
    Synonyms : appoint , constitute , nominate
    Example Sentence
    • nominate a committee
    Definition
    (verb) mention and identify by name
    Example Sentence
    • name your accomplices!
    Definition
    (verb) make reference to
    Synonyms : advert , bring up , cite , mention , refer
    Example Sentence
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
    Definition
    (verb) identify as in botany or biology, for example Definition
    (verb) give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    Synonyms : list
    Example Sentence
    • List the states west of the Mississippi
    Definition
    (verb) determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    Synonyms : diagnose
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