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Meaning of NAME

Pronunciation:  neym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
  2. [n]  a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
  3. [n]  a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
  4. [n]  family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
  5. [n]  a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
  6. [n]  a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
  7. [v]  determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  8. [v]  identify as in botany or biology, for example
  9. [v]  give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
  10. [v]  mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
  11. [v]  make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  12. [v]  give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
  13. [v]  assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  14. [v]  charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
  15. [v]  charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"

NAME is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: advert, appoint, bring up, call, cite, constitute, describe, diagnose, discover, distinguish, epithet, figure, gens, identify, identify, key, key out, list, make, mention, nominate, public figure, refer
 See Also: alias, analyse, analyze, announce, anonym, appeal, appellation, appellative, assort, assumed name, author's name, baptise, baptize, brand, brand name, calumny, canvass, charge, christen, class, classify, cognomen, commend, company name, co-opt, cross-refer, defamation, denomination, denote, designation, determine, domain name, drag up, dredge up, dub, entitle, enumerate, eponym, establish, examine, explore, false name, family, family line, family name, first name, fix, folk, forename, found, given name, hatchet job, have in mind, hypocorism, important person, influential person, institute, invoke, itemise, itemize, kinfolk, kinsfolk, label, language unit, last name, limit, linguistic unit, marque, matronymic, mean, metronymic, middle name, misnomer, namedrop, nickname, nom de guerre, number, obloquy, pack, patronymic, personage, pet name, phratry, place name, plant, pseudonym, quote, raise, recite, remember, rename, rename, reputation, repute, sanction, separate, sept, set, signature, smear word, sort, sort out, speak of the devil, specify, study, style, surname, tag, term, think of, title, title, toponym, touch on, trade name, traducement, writer's name



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Name\, n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G.
    name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth.
    nam[=o], L. nomen (perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to
    learn to know), Gr. 'o`mona, Scr. n[=a]man. [root]267. Cf.
    {Anonymous}, {Ignominy}, {Misnomer}, {Nominal}, {Noun}.]
    1. The title by which any person or thing is known or
       designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of
       an individual or a class.
             Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that
             was the name thereof.                 --Gen. ii. 19.
             What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any
             other name would smell as sweet.      --Shak.
    2. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person
       or thing, on account of a character or acts.
             His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The
             mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of
             Peace.                                --Is. ix. 6.
    3. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation;
       fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable
       estimation; distinction.
             What men of name resort to him?       --Shak.
             Far above . . . every name that is named, not only
             in this world, but also in that which is to come.
                                                   --Eph. i. 21.
             I will get me a name and honor in the kingdom. --1
                                                   Macc. iii. 14.
             He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin.
                                                   --Deut. xxii.
             The king's army . . . had left no good name behind.
    4. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
             The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his
             name, came every day to pay their feigned
             civilities.                           --Motley.
    5. A person, an individual. [Poetic]
             They list with women each degenerate name. --Dryden.
    {Christian name}.
       (a) The name a person receives at baptism, as
           distinguished from {surname}; baptismal name.
       (b) A given name, whether received at baptism or not.
    {Given name}. See under {Given}.
    {In name}, in profession, or by title only; not in reality;
       as, a friend in name.
    {In the name of}.
       (a) In behalf of; by the authority of. `` I charge you in
           the duke's name to obey me.''           --Shak.
       (b) In the represented or assumed character of. ``I'll to
           him again in name of Brook.''           --Shak.
    {Name plate}, a plate as of metal, glass, etc., having a name
       upon it, as a sign; a doorplate.
    {Pen name}, a name assumed by an author; a pseudonym or nom
       de plume. --Bayard Taylor.
    {Proper name} (Gram.), a name applied to a particular person,
       place, or thing.
    {To call names}, to apply opprobrious epithets to; to call by
       reproachful appellations.
    {To take a name in vain}, to use a name lightly or profanely;
       to use a name in making flippant or dishonest oaths. --Ex.
       xx. 7.
    Syn: Appellation; title; designation; cognomen; denomination;
    Usage: {Name}, {Appellation}, {Title}, {Denomination}. Name
           is generic, denoting that combination of sounds or
           letters by which a person or thing is known and
           distinguished. Appellation, although sometimes put for
           name simply, denotes, more properly, a descriptive
           term, used by way of marking some individual
           peculiarity or characteristic; as, Charles the Bold,
           Philip the Stammerer. A title is a term employed to
           point out one's rank, office, etc.; as, the Duke of
           Bedford, Paul the Apostle, etc. Denomination is to
           particular bodies what appellation is to individuals;
           thus, the church of Christ is divided into different
           denominations, as Congregationalists, Episcopalians,
           Presbyterians, etc.
  2. \Name\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Named}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Naming}.] [AS. namian. See {Name}, n.]
    1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle;
       to denominate; to style; to call.
             She named the child Ichabod.          --1 Sam. iv.
             Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work
             Confusion named.                      --Milton.
    2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to
       refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
             None named thee but to praise.        --Halleck.
             Old Yew, which graspest at the stones That name the
             underlying dead.                      --Tennyson.
    3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to
       nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for
       the wedding.
             Whom late you have named for consul.  --Shak.
    4. (House of Commons) To designate (a member) by name, as the
       Speaker does by way of reprimand.
    Syn: To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify;
         designate; nominate.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you forget your name or someone else's name, suggests that you be feeling overwhelmed and burdened. It may also indicate that you have forgotten your true self or your family roots. Hearing your name being called indicates that you are in touch and in tune with your spirituality. It also makes you aware of your own uniqueness and highlights your individuality. Seeing a familiar name written in your dream, symbolizes the way you feel about that person. Your intuition about them may turn out to be true.
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