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The Definition of - name (noun)

    noun
    1.
    a word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known.
    2.
    mere designation, as distinguished from fact:
    He was a king in name only.
    3.
    an appellation, title, or epithet, applied descriptively, in honor, abuse, etc.
    4.
    a reputation of a particular kind given by common opinion:
    to protect one's good name.
    5.
    a distinguished, famous, or great reputation; fame:
    to make a name for oneself.
    6.
    a widely known or famous person; celebrity:
    She's a name in show business.
    7.
    an unpleasant or derogatory appellation or expression:
    Don't call your brother names! Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.
    8.
    a personal or family name as exercising influence or bringing distinction:
    With that name they can get a loan at any bank in town.
    9.
    a body of persons grouped under one name, as a family or clan.
    10.
    the verbal or other symbolic representation of a thing, event, property, relation, or concept.
    11.
    (initial capital letter) a symbol or vehicle of divinity:
    to take the Name in vain; the power of the Name.
    verb (used with object), named, naming.
    12.
    to give a name to:
    to name a baby.
    13.
    to accuse:
    He was named as the thief.
    14.
    to call by an epithet:
    They named her speedy.
    15.
    to identify, specify, or mention by name:
    Three persons were named in the report.
    16.
    to designate for some duty or office; nominate or appoint:
    I have named you for the position.
    17.
    to specify; suggest:
    Name a price.
    18.
    to give the name of:
    Can you name the capital of Ohio?
    19.
    to speak of.
    20.
    British. (in the House of Commons) to cite (a member) for contempt.
    adjective
    21.
    famous; widely known:
    a name author.
    22.
    designed for or carrying a name.
    23.
    giving its name or title to a collection or anthology containing it:
    the name piece.
    Idioms
    24.
    by name,
    1. personally; individually:
      She was always careful to address every employee by name.
    2. not personally; by repute:
      I know him by name only.
    25.
    call names, to scold or speak abusively of or to a person:
    Better not to call names unless one is larger and considerably stronger than one's adversary.
    26.
    in the name of,
    1. with appeal to:
      In the name of mercy, stop that screaming!
    2. by the authority of:
      Open, in the name of the law!
    3. on behalf of:
      to purchase something in the name of another.
    4. under the name or possession of:
      money deposited in the name of a son.
    5. under the designation or excuse of:
      murder in the name of justice.
    27.
    name names, to specify people by name, especially those who have been accomplices in a misdeed:
    The witness in the bribery investigation threatened to name names.
    28.
    to one's name, in one's possession:
    I haven't a penny to my name.

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