- The definition of an appellation is the title or name of someone.
An example of an appellation is the name Tom.
- Appellation is defined as the act of giving a name to someone or something.
An example of an appellation is the act of two parents choosing a name for their new baby.
appellation definition by Webster's New World
- the act of calling by a name
- a name or title that describes or identifies a person or thing; designation
Origin: Classical Latin appellatio ; from past participle of appellare, appeal
appellation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A name, title, or designation.
- A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district.
- The act of naming.
Origin: Middle English appelacion, from Old French appelation, from Latin appellātiō, appellātiōn-, from appellātus, past participle of appellāre, to entreat; see appeal. Sense 2, from French appellation (d’origine contrôlée), (registered vintage) trade name, from appellation, trade name, from Old French appelation.