from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Associated with the process of giving a name to a person or thing.
  • n. A ritual or ceremony in which a name is given to a person.
  • n. The process of giving names to things.
  • n. The act of announcing the name of a person, organization etc.
  • v. Present participle of name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of giving a name to anything: as, the naming and description of shells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inclined to or serving for the giving of names
  • n. the verbal act of naming
  • n. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • At a minimum, we wonder why the SEC didn't insist that Mr. Mozilo cooperate in naming the politicians and others in government or at Fannie and Freddie who benefited from Countrywide's mortgage largesse.

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  • I hope this will help writers in naming their Polish characters.

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  • Congress by the Act of June 11, 1878 … in naming a part of the Seat of Government “the Federal Capital,” which it constituted by the Consolidation of ancient Georgetown with the city of Washington under the latter name, has left the people who reside in the portion of the seat of government, outside of that city, mere District of Columbians ….

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  • Yes, you can win naming rights to a character in something I am writing -- for charity!

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