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
OTHER WORDS FROM name
Example sentences from the Web for name
In the first place, the Hebrew word Namer signifies "spotted," and is given to the animal in allusion to its colours.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
The letters of each of the words described may all be found in the word namer.
There is then a tug-of-war, with the Namer and Foolie as the leaders.
Two are chosen, the one to be Namer, and the other Guesser or Witch.
Noah is the supreme symbol of science, he the first namer of the animals in the ark.Unicorns|James Huneker
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