American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A name, title, or designation.
- n. A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district.
- n. The act of naming.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of appealing from a lower to a higher court or authority; appeal.
- n. The act of appealing for aid, sympathy, etc.; entreaty.
- n. The act of naming; nomenclature.
- n. The word by which a person or thing is called and known; name; title.
- n. In logic, the acceptation of a term to denote an existing thing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The act of appealing; appeal.
- n. The act of calling by a name.
- n. The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation.
- n. identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
- From Old French, from Latin appellātiō ("a naming"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English appelacion, from Old French appelation, from Latin appellātiō, appellātiōn-, from appellātus, past participle of appellāre, to entreat; see appeal. Sense 2, from French appellation (d'origine contrôlée), (registered vintage) trade name, from appellation, trade name, from Old French appelation. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I ain't even in the biz, but even I know that the correct appellation is neither "movie" nor "film".”
“The Bourgogne Passetoutgrains appellation is relatively small so it is not as easy to find these wines as it is to find those of larger appellations.”
“But the appellation is misleading: the oligarchs rose to prominence not by building railroads and industries but by exploiting antiquated pricing systems, disorganized legal codes, and — most important — Soviet-era connections with the government.”
“Bhante Ngasena, I speak no lie: the word chariot is but a way of counting, term appellation, convenient designation, and name for pole, axle, wheels, chariot-body, and banner-staff.”
“Now, a distinctive appellation is one of the first necessities of life, whether savage or civilized; and in an age when proper names, and the occupations from which proper names”
“Their former appellation is supposed to be derived either from the name of their founder Hassan, or from the word hashish, said to be a preparation from hemp, of highly intoxicating power, which was drunk by the Fedwees previously to the execution of the orders of their chief, to slay.”
“But Orly Taitz, an attorney who is the most prominent face of the birther movement, has disavowed the word, writing in a legal motion that is part of a case challenging Obama's authority as commander in chief that birther is "a pejorative appellation" that is "often coupled with even more colorful epithets.”
“Yet an obstinate remnant still adhered to the religion and liberty of their ancestors, and the war of Honain derived a proper appellation from the idols, whom Mahomet had vowed to destroy, and whom the confederates of Tayef had sworn to defend.”
“Belisarius pitched his camp on the field of victory, to which the tenth mile-stone from Carthage had applied the Latin appellation of”
“The best part of the sea-coast, which still retains its ancient appellation, is a province of the Venetian state, and the seat of the little republic of Ragusa.”
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