name

[ neym ]
/ neɪm /

noun

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

adjective

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM name

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British Dictionary definitions for to one's name

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 to one's name (1 of 2)

to one's name

Owned by one, as in He has not got a nickel to his name, or She has only one pair of shoes to her name. This idiom was first recorded in 1876.

Idioms and Phrases with to one's name (2 of 2)

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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