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name (plural names)

  1. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
    Synonyms: proper name, Thesaurus:name
    • c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
      That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 2:19 ↗:
      Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
    • 1904, L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz:
      So good a man as this must surely have a name.
    I've never liked the name my parents gave me so I changed it at the age of twenty.
    What's your name?
    Puddintane. Ask me again and I'll tell you the same.
  2. Reputation.
    • 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III, scene 3:
      Good name in man and woman, dear my lord / Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
    • 1952, Old Testament, Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 2 Samuel 8:13:
      And David won a name for himself.
  3. An abusive or insulting epithet.
    Stop calling me names!
  4. A person (or legal person).
    • They list with women each degenerate name.
    • post 2002 second edition of, 2002, Graham Richards, Putting Psychology in its Place, ISBN 1841692336, page 287 
      Later British psychologists interested in this topic include such major names as Cyril Burt, William McDougall, […] .
    • 2008 edition of, 1998, S. B. Budhiraja and M. B. Athreya, Cases in Strategic Management, ISBN 0074620975 page 79 :
      Would it be able to fight the competition from ITC Agro Tech and Liptons who were ready and able to commit large resources? With such big names as competitors, would this business be viable for Marico?
    • 2009 third edition of, 1998, Martin Mowforth and Ian Munt, Tourism and Sustainability, ISBN 0203891058, page 29 :
      International non-governmental organisations (INGOs), including such household names as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and […] .
  5. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 7, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  6. (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  7. (UK, finance) An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
  8. Authority.
    Halt in the name of the law!
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name (names, present participle naming; past and past participle named)

  1. (ditransitive) To give a name to.
    One visitor named Hou Yugang said he was not too concerned about climate change and Baishui’s melting.
  2. (transitive) To mention, specify.
    He named his demands.
    You name it!
  3. (transitive) To identify as relevant or important
    naming the problem
  4. (transitive) To publicly implicate.
    The painter was named as an accomplice.
  5. (transitive) To designate for a role.
    My neighbor was named to the steering committee.
  6. (transitive, Westminster system politics) To initiate a process to temporarily remove a member of parliament who is breaking the rules of conduct.
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name (plural names)

  1. Any of several types of true yam (Dioscorea) used in Caribbean Spanish cooking.
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  1. Abbreviation of North American#English|North American English#English|English.

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