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name

noun (n)

  • a language unit by which a person or thing is known (noun.communication)
    Example:
    His name really is George Washington.
    Those are two names for the same thing.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person's reputation (noun.state)
    Example:
    He wanted to protect his good name.
    source: wordnet30
  • family based on male descent (noun.group)
    Synonym: gens
    Example:
    He had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name.
    source: wordnet30
  • a well-known or notable person (noun.person)
    Example:
    They studied all the great names in the history of France.
    source: wordnet30
  • by the sanction or authority of (noun.act)
    Example:
    Halt in the name of the law.
    source: wordnet30
  • a defamatory or abusive word or phrase (noun.communication)
    Synonym: epithet
    source: wordnet30
  • The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to (verb.communication)
    Synonym: call
    Example:
    They named their son David.
    The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader.
    source: wordnet30
  • give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property (verb.communication)
    Synonym: identify
    Example:
    Many senators were named in connection with the scandal.
    source: wordnet30
  • charge with a function; charge to be (verb.social)
    Synonym: make, nominate
    Example:
    She was named Head of the Committee.
    source: wordnet30
  • create and charge with a task or function (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • mention and identify by name (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Name your accomplices!.
    source: wordnet30
  • make reference to (verb.communication)
    Example:
    His name was mentioned in connection with the invention.
    source: wordnet30
  • identify as in botany or biology, for example (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of (verb.communication)
    Synonym: list
    source: wordnet30
  • determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: diagnose
    source: wordnet30
  • To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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