[ UK /nˈe‍ɪm/ ]
[ US /ˈneɪm/ ]
  1. by the sanction or authority of
    halt in the name of the law
  2. family based on male descent
    he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name
  3. 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
  4. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
  5. a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    those are two names for the same thing
    his name really is George Washington
  6. a person's reputation
    he wanted to protect his good name
  1. charge with a function; charge to be
    She was made president of the club
    She was named Head of the Committee
  2. create and charge with a task or function
    nominate a committee
  3. give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    The almanac identifies the auspicious months
    Many senators were named in connection with the scandal
  4. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    List the states west of the Mississippi
  5. make reference to
    His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
  6. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    They named their son David
    The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader
  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. mention and identify by name
    name your accomplices!
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How To Use name In A Sentence

  • The new taxon is named Gamerabaena, and the authors note, under etymology, "'Gamera refers to the fictional, firebreathing turtle from the 1965 movie Gamera, in allusion to his fire-breathing capabilities and the Hell Creek Formation ... "Look at everything around us. Look at everything we've done."
  • I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
  • In many places, glittering among the clothes, were gold and silver coins, a few silver ornaments such as buckles, and watches -- things not missed by the pirates in the transport of their flight. The Frozen Pirate
  • On the fives court, his nervous housemaster could relax, “rushing about,” as Roald described it, “shrieking what a little fool he is, and calling himself all sorts of names when he misses the ball.” Storyteller
  • Thell Torrence's name may not be familiar to the average fight fan but he, along with a couple of others, is the premier teacher of the manly art in the USA.
  • Other procedures available are otoplasty (ear correction), rhinoplasty, liposculpture, penile enhancement and face, neck and brow lifts to name but a few.
  • Annoyingly, the Critical Care was at the bottom of this mug, requiring a little bit of inginuity from Irwin here - namely ramming his paw in and jiggling about a bit. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • The caller urges the often elderly victims to transfer their money to a'safe' account set up in their name. Times, Sunday Times
  • I find it hard to get my tongue round these Polish names.
  • I blame it all on becca who called me in the middle of the night to talk to me all about how the two best friends names are Kate and Becca and that the main character lives in apartment 601 as my address and other kooky details that i have been trying to forget nightly since i saw that movie, And then every sound is that kid coming out of the television and im only writing about it now in order to expunge as i fear she will grab hold of my foot from under the desk and eat me or turn me into something decomposing or whatever it is she does. I-claudius Diary Entry
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