verb (used with object), named, nam·ing.
- 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
SYNONYMS FOR name
Examples from the Web for names
“Metaphors have always been the best way of explaining things,” Senhor José says in All the Names.
When he was first incarcerated, he says some sort of paperwork snafu had him imprisoned under two different, but similar, names.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few Republicans, such as Christie and Walker, made their names battling the unions.
Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler—these names come readily to mind when we think of heroes of conscience.
“I was amazed that they were already familiar with the names of big designers like Christian Dior,” says Baek.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The schedule tells us the names of the fields and of the farm-houses.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
In cases such as have been described here readers might wonder why names, dates and places are not revealed.
I need hardly remark that every name in the Bible, especially Hebrew names, has a meaning of its own.Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study|Dwight Moody
They vary at different times both in respect to names of places and of men.
But it is useless to record the names and fate of the sufferers.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I|Francis Parkman
British Dictionary definitions for names
- 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 Formsnamable or nameable, adjective
Word Origin for name
Idioms and Phrases with names
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