verb (used with object), named, nam·ing.
- namas kar,
- name after,
- name day,
- name is mud, one's,
- name names,
- name of the game
- 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
Examples from the Web for named
The third suspect, an 18-year-old named Hamyd Mourad, who turned himself in, is part of the same extended family.
In 1989, a newly registered Republican in Louisiana named David Duke won his only election by a fluke.
In his statement, Rigi named Naser Boledi as a main mediator between him and representatives of NATO.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
El Bulli, for instance, previously named the best restaurant in the world, shuttered its doors after only a few decades.
News reports in the region recently named him as the Islamic State-appointed governor or wali of Khorasan.
Hart County was named for her, and the town of Hartford, which in 1810 was the county seat of Pulaski.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
Fox was named first in the commission; but it was agreed that Gardiner should be the real head of the embassy.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
The eldest son is named Herv, in memory of his mother's father, and he follows his father Christian's profession of printer.
They were named from being first coined in one of the Italian duchies.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
This you heard, while under examination before the magistrate you have named?Wyandotte|James Fenimore Cooper
- 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
Word Origin for name
Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").
Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.
He who once a good name gets,
May piss a bed, and say he sweats.
["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Old English namian "to name, call; nominate, appoint," from source of name (n.). Related: Named; naming.
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