1: a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
2: by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
3: a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
4: a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music" [syn: figure, public figure]
5: family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name" [syn: gens]
6: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me" [syn: epithet]
1: assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader" [syn: call]
2: give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months" [syn: identify]
3: charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn: nominate, make]
4: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee" [syn: appoint, nominate, constitute]
5: mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
6: identify as in botany or biology, for example [syn: identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe]
7: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up, cite, refer]
8: give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi" [syn: list]
9: determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis [syn: diagnose]
Adjacent words: Nalfon | nalidixic acid | Nalline | nalorphine | naloxone | naltrexone | namby-pamby | name | name and address | name calling | name day | name dropper | name part | name tag | named | namedrop