name

[ neym ]
/ neɪm /
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noun

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

adjective


Nearby words

  1. namaqualand,
  2. namas kar,
  3. namaste,
  4. namaycush,
  5. namby-pamby,
  6. name after,
  7. name day,
  8. name is mud, one's,
  9. name names,
  10. name of the game

Idioms

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.

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for naming

name

/ (neɪm) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsnamable 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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Word Origin and History for naming
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Idioms and Phrases with naming

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

also see:

  • 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
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