name

[ neym ]
/ neɪm /

noun

verb (used with object), named, nam·ing.

adjective

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Idioms for name

Origin of name

before 900; Middle English; Old English nama; cognate with German Name, Gothic namô; akin to Old Norse nafn, Latin nōmen, Greek ónoma, Old Irish ainm, Polish imię, Czech jméno

SYNONYMS FOR name

1 Name, title both refer to the label by which a person is known. Name is the simpler and more general word for appellation: The name is John. A title is an official or honorary term bestowed on a person or the specific designation of a book, article, etc.: He now has the title of Doctor. Treasure Island is the title of a book.
4 repute, character, credit.
5 note, distinction, renown, eminence.
6 personality.
14 nickname, dub, denominate.
16 choose.
17 mention.

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British Dictionary definitions for naming

name
/ (neɪm) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of name

namable or nameable, adjective

Word Origin for name

Old English nama, related to Latin nomen, Greek noma, Old High German namo, German Namen
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Idioms and Phrases with naming

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