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name

name

 
pronunciation:
neIm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a word or group of words by which something or someone is known.
What is the name of that kind of snake?The name of the thirteenth president of the United States is Millard Fillmore.
similar words:
denomination, identification, label, nickname, tag, title, trademark
definition 2: reputation.
She has established a good name for herself.
synonyms:
reputation
similar words:
standing, status
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: named, names, naming
definition 1: to give a name to.
I named my kitten Fluffy, because she has fluffy fur.
synonyms:
call, designate
similar words:
baptize, christen, entitle, label, title
definition 2: to call or mention by name.
The teacher named those who had to stay after school.
synonyms:
designate, mention
similar words:
call, denote, identify
definition 3: to choose for a particular office or duty.
The mayor named him chief of police.
synonyms:
appoint, assign, designate, nominate
similar words:
appropriate, choose, constitute, delegate, elect, propose, select
derivation: named (adj.)