- The definition of a name is a word or phrase that labels a person, place or thing.
An example of name is Paul.
- Name is defined as to give a title to a person, place or thing.
An example of name is for parents to choose to call their newborn Adam.
You would write your name on this tag.
- a word or phrase by which a person, thing, or class of things is known, called, or spoken to or of; appellation; title
- a word or words expressing some quality considered characteristic or descriptive of a person or thing, often showing approval or disapproval; epithet
- the sacred designation of a deity: His ineffable name
- fame, reputation, or character: a good name
- good reputation
- a family or clan: the last of his name
- appearance only, not reality; semblance: chief in name only
- a distinguished or famous person: the greatest name in science
Origin of nameMiddle English ; from Old English nama, akin to German name ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (o)nomṇ from source Classical Latin nomen, Classical Greek onoma, onyma
- ☆ having a good reputation; well-known: a name brand
- carrying a name: a name tag
in the name of
- in appeal or reference to
- by the authority of; as the representative of
- as belonging to
know only by name
to one's name
- a. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.b. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly: Don't call me names.
- Representation or repute, as opposed to reality: a democracy in name, a police state in fact.
- a. A reputation: has a bad name.b. A distinguished reputation: made a name for himself as a drummer.
- An illustrious or outstanding person: joined several famous names for a photograph. See Synonyms at celebrity.
transitive verbnamed named, nam·ing, names
- To give a name to: named the child after both grandparents.
- To mention, specify, or cite by name: named the primary colors.
- To call by an epithet: named them all cowards.
- To nominate for or appoint to a duty, office, or honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
- To specify or fix: We need to name the time for our meeting.
Origin of nameMiddle English, from Old English nama; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots.
- nam′a·ble, name′a·ble
- Abbreviation of North American English.
name - Computer Definition
A top-level Internet domain used for personal use; for example, harry.potter.name. This is known as a "third-level domain name," because the last name (second level) and first name (third level) are used. The dot-name name was introduced in late 2000. See Internet domain name.