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  1. name
  2. noun


    • 1. give a name to:

      hundreds of diseases had not yet been isolated or named she named the child Edward
      Synonym : call, give a name to, dub, label, style, term, title, entitle, baptize, christen, clepe, denominate
    • 2. identify by name; give the correct name for:

      the dead man has been named as John Mackintosh
    • 3. give a particular title or epithet to:

      she was named “Artist of the Decade.”
    • 4. mention or cite by name:

      the sea is as crystal clear as any spot in the Caribbean you might care to name
    • 5. appoint (someone) to a particular position or task:

      he was named to head a joint UN–OAS diplomatic effort
    • 6. specify (an amount, time, or place) as something desired, suggested, or decided on:

      he showed them the picture and named a price


    • 1. (of a person or commercial product) having a name that is widely known:

      countless specialized name brands geared to niche markets
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: name, plural noun: names

    • v.: verb: name, 3rd person present: names, gerund or present participle: naming, past tense: named, past participle: named

    • noun

      a word or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed, or referred to:

      a famous person:

    • verb

      give a name to:

      identify correctly by name:

    • adjective

      (of a person or product) having a well-known name:
    • adjective

      (of a product) having no brand name:

      (of a person) unknown, especially in a particular profession:

    • noun

      a person unknown in a particular profession:
    • noun

      a surname.

      a family's good reputation:

    • noun

      the Latin binomial name of a species, consisting of the generic name followed by the specific epithet.

      another term for specific epithet

    • noun

      a name given by the maker to a product or range of products, especially a trademark:

      a familiar or widely known name:

    • noun

      a person's name (typically a personal name) placed after the first name and before the surname.

      a quality for which a person is notable:

    • noun

      a name that is in general use although not part of systematic nomenclature:

      another term for specific epithet

    • noun

      an informal term for something, typically an illegal drug:

      the name of a brokerage firm, bank, or dealer in which stock is held on behalf of a purchaser.

    • noun

      a name that has the status of a trademark.

      a name by which something is known in a particular trade or profession.

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