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English noun: name

1. name (communication) a language unit by which a person or thing is known


SamplesHis name really is George Washington.
Those are two names for the same thing.


Broader (hypernym)language unit, linguistic unit


Narrower (hyponym)agnomen, alias, anonym, appellation, appellative, assumed name, assumed name, author's name, brand, brand name, cognomen, company name, computer file name, computer filename, DBA, denomination, designation, Doing Business As, domain name, eponym, eponym, false name, family name, fictitious name, file name, filename, first name, forename, given name, hypocorism, last name, marque, matronymic, metronymic, middle name, misnomer, nickname, nom de guerre, patronym, patronymic, pet name, place name, pseudonym, signature, street name, street name, street name, surname, title, toponym, trade name, writer's name

2. name (state) a person's reputation


SamplesHe wanted to protect his good name.


Broader (hypernym)reputation, repute

3. name (group) family based on male descent


SamplesHe had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name.


Synonymsgens


Broader (hypernym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

4. name (person) a well-known or notable person


SamplesThey studied all the great names in the history of France.
She is an important figure in modern music.


Synonymsfigure, public figure


Broader (hypernym)important person, influential person, personage

5. name (act) by the sanction or authority of


SamplesHalt in the name of the law.


Broader (hypernym)sanction

6. name (communication) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase


Synonymsepithet


Broader (hypernym)calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement


Narrower (hyponym)smear word


English verb: name

1. name (communication) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to


SamplesThey named their son David.
The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader.


ExamplesThey name him "Bobby"


Synonymscall


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)label


Narrower (hyponym)baptise, baptize, christen, dub, entitle, nickname, refer, rename, style, tag, term, title, title


Verb groupaddress, call, call

2. name (communication) give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property


SamplesMany senators were named in connection with the scandal.
The almanac identifies the auspicious months.


Synonymsidentify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)denote, refer


Narrower (hyponym)announce, enumerate, itemise, itemize, list, number, recite

3. name (social) charge with a function; charge to be


SamplesShe was named Head of the Committee.
She was made president of the club.


ExamplesThey name her vice president


Synonymsmake, nominate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge


Narrower (hyponym)rename

4. name (social) create and charge with a task or function


SamplesNominate a committee.


Synonymsappoint, constitute, nominate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)constitute, establish, found, institute, plant


Narrower (hyponym)co-opt, pack

5. name (communication) mention and identify by name


SamplesName your accomplices!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)define, determine, fix, limit, set, specify

6. name (communication) make reference to


SamplesHis name was mentioned in connection with the invention.


Synonymsadvert, bring up, cite, mention, refer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have in mind, mean, think of


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, bring up, cite, commend, cross-refer, drag up, dredge up, invoke, namedrop, quote, raise, remember, remember, speak of the devil, touch on

7. name (cognition) identify as in botany or biology, for example


Synonymsdescribe, discover, distinguish, identify, key, key out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Entailassort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out

8. name (communication) give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of


SamplesList the states west of the Mississippi.


Synonymslist


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enumerate, itemise, itemize, recite

9. name (cognition) determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis


Synonymsdiagnose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study


Narrower (hyponym)explore









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