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name

name

 
pronunciation:
neIm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
in the name of, to one's name
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a word or group of words used to identify something or someone.
synonyms:
appellation, cognomen, designation
similar words:
appellative, denomination, epithet, identification, label, nickname, tag, title, trademark
definition 2: a label only, rather than a reflection of fact.
a scholar in name only
similar words:
designation, label, tag, title
definition 3: reputation.
She has a good name among those who know her.
synonyms:
reputation, repute
similar words:
standing, status
definition 4: a person who is famous or distinguished.
He's a name in the sports world.
synonyms:
celebrity, figure, luminary, notable
similar words:
bigwig, dignitary, personality, star, superstar, VIP
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phrase: in the name of
phrase: to one's name
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: named, names, naming
definition 1: to assign a name to.
synonyms:
call, designate, dub
similar words:
baptize, christen, entitle, label, title
definition 2: to call, specify, or mention by name.
synonyms:
denominate, designate, mention, specify
similar words:
call, denote, identify
definition 3: to indicate; specify.
She could not name a good reason for her refusal.
synonyms:
cite, designate, disclose, indicate, reveal, specify
similar words:
denominate, denote, identify, mention, pin down, suggest
definition 4: to appoint to a particular office or duty.
The committee named him chairman of the board.
synonyms:
appoint, assign, designate, nominate
similar words:
appropriate, choose, constitute, delegate, elect, make, propose, select
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part of speech: adjective
definition: well-known; famous.
He is a name bowler.
synonyms:
celebrated, famous, renowned, well-known
similar words:
acclaimed, distinguished, eminent, important, noted, popular
derivation: named (adj.)