- a name, title, or designation.
- appellative(def 1).
- the act of naming.
Origin of appellation
Examples from the Web for appellation
In the U.S. the equivalent of an appellation is called an American Viticultural Area.
Maybe then Napa and Sonoma could get the chops to design an appellation regime of integrity.
Name Synonyms; reputation, title, appellation, denomination, repute.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’
The Daily Beast
February 8, 2013
I will not recruit others to that evil cause by using that appellation—unless it is well-deserved.Seeking A Realistic Mature Discussion About "Settlements"
February 7, 2013
Frosts in mid-April destroyed nearly 10 percent of the appellation's crop, with losses as high as 40 percent in some areas.Bad News for the Bubbly: Champagne Suffers Worst Season in Decades
August 17, 2012
This youth was named Cooper, and was never called by any other appellation in the ship.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The more I study the greater I think is its claim to the appellation of divine.Heroes of the Telegraph
I know that Pheidias is a sculptor, and that Homer is a poet; but what appellation is given to Protagoras?Protagoras
By Hera, Socrates, if ever any one deserved the appellation "beautiful and good," you are that man!The Symposium
More than ever the lad felt his appellation of The Wolf was well deserved.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
- an identifying name or title
- the act of naming or giving a title to
Word Origin and History for appellation
late 15c., "action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from Old French apelacion (13c.), from Latin appellationem (nominative appellatio) "an addressing, accosting; an appeal; a name, title," noun of action from past participle stem of appellare (see appeal). Meaning "designation, name given to a person, thing, or class" is from mid-15c., from a sense also found in Middle French appeler.