from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
- n. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly.
- n. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality: a democracy in name, a police state in fact.
- n. A reputation: has a bad name.
- n. A distinguished reputation: made a name for himself as a drummer.
- n. An illustrious or outstanding person: joined several famous names for a photograph. See Synonyms at celebrity.
- transitive v. To give a name to: named the child after both grandparents.
- transitive v. To mention, specify, or cite by name: named the primary colors.
- transitive v. To call by an epithet: named them all cowards.
- transitive v. To nominate for or appoint to a duty, an office, or an honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
- transitive v. To specify or fix: We need to name the time for our meeting.
- adj. Informal Well-known by a name: a name performer.
- idiom in the name of By the authority of: Open up in the name of the law!
- idiom in the name of For the reason of; using as a reason: grisly experiments performed in the name of science.
- idiom to (one's) name Belonging to one: I don't have a hat to my name.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
- n. Reputation.
- n. A person (or legal person).
- n. A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
- n. An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
- v. To give a name to.
- v. To mention, specify.
- v. To identify as relevant or important
- v. To publicly implicate.
- v. To designate for a role.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.
- n. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
- n. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.
- n. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
- n. A person, an individual.
- transitive v. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.
- transitive v. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
- transitive v. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint.
- transitive v. To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To distinguish by bestowing a particular appellation upon; denominate; entitle; designate by a particular appellation or epithet.
- To mention by name; pronounce or record the name of: as, the person named in a document; also, to mention in general; speak of.
- To nominate; designate for any purpose by name; specify; prescribe.
- In the British House of Commons, to mention formally by name as guilty of a breach of the rules or of disorderly conduct calling for suspension or some other disciplinary measure.
- To pronounce to be; speak of as; call.
- Synonyms To call, term, style, dub.
- n. A word by which a person or thing is denoted; the word or words by which an individual person or thing, or a class of persons or things, is designated, and distinguished from others; appellation; denomination; designation.
- n. Figuratively, an individual as represented by his name; a person as existing in the memory or thoughts of others.
- n. That which is commonly said of a person; reputation; character: as, a good name; a bad name; a name for benevolence.
- n. Renown; fame; honor; eminence; distinction.
- n. The mere word by which anything is called, as distinguished from the thing itself; appearance only, not reality: as, a friend in name, a rival in reality.
- n. Persons bearing a particular name or patronymic; a family; a connection.
- n. A person or thing to be remembered.
- n. In grammar, a noun.
- n. Right, ownership, or legal possession, as represented by one's name: as, to hold property in one's own name, or in the name of another.
- n. In behalf of; on the part of; by the authority of: used often in invocation, adjuration, or the like: as, it was done in the name of the people; in the name of common sense, what do you mean? in God's name, spare us.
- n. In the capacity or character of.
- n. Compare name of God.
- n. Synonyms Name, Appellation, Title, Designation, Denomination, Style. Name is the simplest and most general word for that by which any person or thing is called: as, “His name is John,” Luke i. 63. An appellation is a descriptive and therefore specific term, as Saint Louis; John's appellation was the Baptist; George Washington has the appellation of Father of his Country. A title is an official or honorary appellation, as reverend, bishop, doctor, colonel, duke. A designation is a distinctive appellation or title, marking the individual, as Charles the Simple, James the Less. Denomination is to a class what designation is to an individual: as, coin of various denominations; a common use of the word is in application to a separate or independent Christian body or organization. Style may be essentially the same as appellation, but it is now generally limited to a name assumed or assigned for public use: as, the style of his most Christian Majesty; they transacted business under the firm style of Smith & Co.
- n. Repute, credit, note.
- n. See nam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a language unit by which a person or thing is known
- n. a well-known or notable person
- n. by the sanction or authority of
- v. identify as in botany or biology, for example
- v. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
- v. charge with a function; charge to be
- v. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
- n. a person's reputation
- v. make reference to
- n. family based on male descent
- v. mention and identify by name
- n. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
- v. create and charge with a task or function
- v. give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
- v. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
The cost works out to about $19k / yr, or $50 / day to trap _each_ name and respond with a simple name+ (a, b, c) reply.
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I also like how they've quoted people on the poster but used their twitter @name instead of their real name.
The farm-horse will not do this; but he is quite obedient to call, and distinguishes his name readily from that of his companion, and will not stir when desired to stand until _his own name_ is pronounced.
But our Redeemer overruled his fears, and charged him a second time to go to him, saying: _Go, for he is a vessel of election to carry my name before Gentiles and kings, and the children of Israel: and I will show him how much he has to suffer for my name_.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads, and _that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name_. '
In the sentence, _I name HIM_, note that _him_ is the object of the verb _name_.
And of a German bearing the genuinely aristocratic name of von Landsschaffshausen who changed it to a typically English name because the latter seemed more distinguished to his neighbors.
Why did I scarcely ever hear you name the _name of Christ_?
Name, name, Mr. J, cried Hunt in a boisterous tone of friendly exultation, name as many as you please, without reserve or fear of molestation!
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