verb (used with object), named, nam·ing.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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
Who among Scalise's constituents could possibly care if he supported naming a post office for a black judge who died in 1988?
The victim, whom The Daily Beast is not naming, asked what Williams wanted and the pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In that sense, she is positive because she is self-naming, she is self-created.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Naming a movement or giving it a single symbol is a natural way of recognizing this emerging power.
Obama says there has to be a political solution in Iraq, and naming a new prime minister was part of it—but only the beginning.The New Iraq War Could Be Won or Lost This Month by Baghdad Politics|Bartle Bull|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tell him your name and address, and ask him to conduct you to a good room, naming the length of time you purpose occupying it.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Either the naming of the species was founded on that of the keys, or the converse relation obtained between them.
With this scheme of Keys Ptolemy combined a new method of naming the individual notes.
The naming of the complex ions, which ammonia forms with metal ions, has not yet been satisfactorily settled.
By naming them, we fix our attention upon them; we keep them more constantly before the mind.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
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