Definition of


  1. (noun, act) by the sanction or authority of
  2. (noun, communication) a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    those are two names for the same thing
  3. (noun, communication) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
  4. (noun, group) family based on male descent
  5. (noun, person) a well-known or notable person
    she is an important figure in modern music
  6. (noun, state) a person's reputation
  7. (verb, cognition) determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  8. (verb, cognition) identify as in botany or biology, for example
  9. (verb, communication) give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
  10. (verb, communication) mention and identify by name
  11. (verb, communication) make reference to
  12. (verb, communication) give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    The almanac identifies the auspicious months
  13. (verb, communication) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader
  14. (verb, social) create and charge with a task or function
  15. (verb, social) charge with a function; charge to be
    She was made president of the club

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Origin of the word Name

  1. O.E. nama, from P.Gmc. *namon (cf. O.Fris. nama, O.H.G. namo, Ger. Name, Du. naam, O.N. nafn, Goth. namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Skt. nama, Avestan nama, Gk. onoma, onyma, L. nomen, O.C.S. ime, gen. imene, Rus. imya, O.Ir. ainm, O.Welsh anu). Meani… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Name

n, na, naan, nahum, nammu, namoi, nan, nanaimo, nanna, nanny, nanomia, naomi, nay, ne, nee, neem, nehemiah, nemea, neo, neon, neumann, new, new moon, new-mown, newman, ney, nh, ni, niamey, nih, nihau, nihon, nim, nina, nine, ninny, ninon, nm, nne, nnw, no, no-win, no., noaa, noah, noemi, nohow, noma, nome, nomia

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