namesake
Pronunciation
  • enPR: nāmʹsāk, IPA: /ˈneɪmseɪk/
Noun

namesake (plural namesakes)

  1. (originally) One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
    Synonyms: eponym
  2. (by extension) A ship or a building that is named after someone or something.
  3. A person with the same name as another.
Translations Verb

namesake (namesakes, present participle namesaking; past and past participle namesaked)

  1. (transitive) To name (somebody) after somebody else.



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