Definitions of name:
  • noun:   by the sanction or authority of
    Example: "Halt in the name of the law"
  • noun:   a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    Example: "His name really is George Washington"
  • noun:   a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
    Example: "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
  • noun:   family based on male descent
    Example: "He had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
  • noun:   a well-known or notable person
    Example: "They studied all the great names in the history of France"
  • noun:   a person's reputation
    Example: "He wanted to protect his good name"
  • verb:   charge with a function; charge to be
    Example: "She was named Head of the Committee"
  • verb:   mention and identify by name
    Example: "Name your accomplices!"
  • verb:   give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    Example: "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"
  • verb:   assign a specified, proper name to
    Example: "They named their son David"
  • verb:   create and charge with a task or function
  • verb:   determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  • verb:   give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
  • verb:   make reference to
    Example: "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  • verb:   identify as in botany or biology, for example

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