verb (used with object), named, nam·ing.
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Idioms for name
- personally; individually: She was always careful to address every employee by name.
- not personally; by repute: I know him by name only.
- with appeal to: In the name of mercy, stop that screaming!
- by the authority of: Open, in the name of the law!
- on behalf of: to purchase something in the name of another.
- under the name or possession of: money deposited in the name of a son.
- under the designation or excuse of: murder in the name of justice.
Origin of name
synonym study for name
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How to use name in a sentence
The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.
“Gronkowski” itself never manages to sound more erotic than the name of a hearty Polish stew or a D-list WWE performer.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet, for god knows what reason, his name is never brought up in the “Great American Filmmaker” conversation.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A sad-faced orange Star of David flashed across the iPhone screen as we swiped left on “James” (not his real name).
What they believe impacts economic policy, foreign policy, education policy, environmental policy, you name it.
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
"It is ill-fated;" and Alessandro blamed himself for having forgotten her only association with the name.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
"Garnache," came the other's crisp, metallic voice, and the name had a sound as of an oath on his lips.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Children, and the building of a city shall establish a name, but a blameless wife shall be counted above them both.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for name
- a famous person or thinga name in the advertising world
- mainly US and Canadian (as modifier)a name product
- for the sake of
- by the sanction or authority of
- anything that is essential, significant, or important
- expected or normal conditions, circumstances, etcin gambling, losing money's the name of the game
Derived forms of namenamable or nameable, adjective
Word Origin for name
Idioms and Phrases with name
In addition to the idioms beginning with name
- name after
- name is mud, one's
- name names
- name of the game, the
- name the day
- call names
- clear one's name
- drop names
- give a bad name
- go by (the name of)
- handle to one's name
- in name only
- in the name of
- make a name for oneself
- on a first-name basis
- take someone's name in vain
- to one's name
- worthy of the name
- you name it