HyperDic: name

English > 15 senses of the word name:
NOUNcommunicationnamea language unit by which a person or thing is known
statenamea person's reputation
groupname, gensfamily based on male descent
person name, figure, public figurea well-known or notable person
actnameby the sanction or authority of
communicationname, epitheta defamatory or abusive word or phrase
VERBcommunicationname, call, know as, be known asassign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
communicationname, identifygive the name or identifying characteristics / characteristics of
socialname, nominate, makecharge with a function
socialname, appoint, nominate, constitutecreate and charge with a task or function
communicationnamemention and identify by name
communicationname, mention, advert, bring up, cite, refermake reference to
cognitionname, identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describeidentify as in botany or biology, for example
communicationname, listgive or make a list of
cognitionname, diagnosedetermine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
name > pronunciation
Soundsney'm
Rhymesacclaim ... tame: 34 rhymes with eym...
English > name: 15 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA language unit by which a person or thing is known.
Examples
  • "his name really is George Washington"
  • "those are two names for the same thing"
NarroweragnomenAn additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in 'Ferdinand the Great')
alias, assumed name, false nameA name that has been assumed temporarily
appellation, denomination, designation, appellativeidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
assumed name, fictitious name, Doing Business As, DBA(law) a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation
company nameThe name by which a corporation is identified
domain namestrings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet
eponymThe name derived from a person (real or imaginary)
eponymThe person for whom something is named
filename, file name, computer filename, computer file name(computer science) the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files
first name, given name, forenameThe name that precedes the surname
geographical indication, GI(law) a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin
matronymic, metronymicA name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor
middle nameA name between your first name and your surname
misnomerAn incorrect or unsuitable name
nicknameA descriptive name for a place or thing
patronymic, patronymA family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)
pet name, hypocorismA name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix)
place name, toponymThe name by which a geographical place is known
pseudonym, anonym, nom de guerreA fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
signatureYour name written in your own handwriting
street nameThe name of a street
street nameThe name of a brokerage firm in which stock is held on behalf of a customer
street nameslang for something (especially for an illegal drug)
surname, family name, cognomen, last nameThe name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
titleThe name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
trade name, brand name, brand, marqueA name given to a product or service
writer's name, author's nameThe name that appears on the by-line to identify the author of a work
Broaderlanguage unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
Spanishdenominación, nombre, nombre propio
Catalannom, nom propi
Adjectivesnominalrelating to or constituting / constituting or bearing or giving a name
Verbsnameidentify as in botany or biology, for example
nameassign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
namemake reference to
namemention and identify by name
English > name: 15 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA person's reputation.
Example"he wanted to protect his good name"
Broaderrepute, reputationThe state of being held in high esteem and honor
Spanishnombre
Catalannom
English > name: 15 senses > noun 3, group
Meaningfamily based on male descent.
Example"he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
Synonymgens
Broaderfamily, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratryPeople descended from a common ancestor
Spanishgens
Catalangens
English > name: 15 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA well-known or notable person.
Example"they studied all the great names in the history of France"
Synonymsfigure, public figure
Broaderimportant person, influential person, personageA person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Spanishfigura, nombre, personaje público, persona
Catalanfigura, nom, persona
English > name: 15 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningBy the sanction or authority of.
Example"halt in the name of the law"
BroadersanctionThe act of final authorization
Spanishnombre
English > name: 15 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA defamatory or abusive word or phrase.
Synonymepithet
Narrowersmear wordAn epithet that can be used to smear someone's reputation
Broaderdefamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobA false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
Spanishepíteto
Catalanepítet
English > name: 15 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningAssign a specified (usually proper) proper name to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something
ModelThey name him "Bobby"
Examples
  • "They named their son David"
  • "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
Synonymscall, know as, be known as
Narrowerbaptize, baptise, christenAdminister baptism to
dub, nicknameGive a nickname / nickname to
entitle, titleGive a title / title to
referUse a name to designate
renameAssign a new name to
style, titledesignate by an identifying term
tagProvide with a name or nickname
termname formally / formally or designate with a term
BroaderlabelAssign a label to
Similar toaddress, callgreet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
callascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
Spanishbautizar, denominar, llamar, nombrar
Catalananomenar, denominar, dir, posar nom
Nounsnamea language unit by which a person or thing is known
namera person who gives a name or names
namingthe verbal / verbal / verbal act of naming
English > name: 15 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningGive the name or identifying characteristics / characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"
Synonymidentify
NarrowerannounceGive the names of
enumerate, recite, itemize, itemiseSpecify individually
number, listenumerate
Broaderdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Spanishidentificar
Catalanidentificar
Nounsnamingthe verbal / verbal / verbal act of naming
English > name: 15 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningCharge with a function; charge to be.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
ModelThey name her vice president
Example"She was named Head of the Committee"
Synonymsnominate, make
Narrowerrenamename again or anew
Broaderappoint, chargeAssign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
Spanishdesignar, nominar
Catalananomenar, designar, dir, fer, nominar, posar, proposar
Nounsnamingthe act of putting a person into a non-elective position
English > name: 15 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningcreate and charge with a task or function.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsappoint, nominate, constitute
Narrowerco-optappoint summarily or commandeer
packSet up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome
Broaderestablish, found, plant, constitute, instituteSet up or lay the groundwork for
Spanishdesignar, nombrar, nominar
Catalananomenar, designar, dir, nomenar, nominar, posar, proposar
Nounsnamingthe act of putting a person into a non-elective position
English > name: 15 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningmention and identify by name.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"name your accomplices!"
Broaderspecify, set, determine, define, fix, limitdecide upon or fix definitely
Spanishespecificar, llamar, nombrar, precisar
Catalanespecificar, precisar
Nounsnamea language unit by which a person or thing is known
namingthe verbal / verbal / verbal act of naming
English > name: 15 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningmake reference to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
Synonymsmention, advert, bring up, cite, refer
Narrowercommend, remembermention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
cross-referrefer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists
drag up, dredge upmention something unpleasant from the past
invoke, appealcite as an authority
namedroprefer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them
quote, citerefer to for illustration or proof
raise, bring upPut forward for consideration or discussion
remembermention favorably, as in prayer
speak of the devilmention someone's name who just then appears
touch onrefer to or discuss briefly
Broaderthink of, have in mind, meanIntend to refer to
Spanishadvertir, aludir, citar, mencionar, mentar, nombrar, referir
Catalanal·ludir, citar, esmentar, mencionar, nomenar, referir
Nounsnamea language unit by which a person or thing is known
namingthe verbal / verbal / verbal act of naming
English > name: 15 senses > verb 7, cognition
Meaningidentify as in botany or biology, for example.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsidentify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe
Entailsclassify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separateArrange or order by classes or categories / categories
Spanishdenominar, describir, descubrir, distinguir, identificar, nombrar
Catalandenominar, descobrir, descriure, identificar
Nounsnamea language unit by which a person or thing is known
namingthe verbal / verbal / verbal act of naming
English > name: 15 senses > verb 8, communication
MeaningGive or make a list of; name individually; give the names of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymlist
Broaderenumerate, recite, itemize, itemiseSpecify individually
Spanishnombrar
English > name: 15 senses > verb 9, cognition
MeaningDetermine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdiagnose
NarrowerexploreExamine minutely
Broaderanalyze, analyse, study, examine, canvassConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
Spanishdiagnosticar
Catalandiagnosticar

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