- 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.
name definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
name definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
- A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly.
- 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.
- 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, an office, or an honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
- To specify or fix: We need to name the time for our meeting.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English nama; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.
- namˈa·ble, nameˈa·ble adjective
- namˈer noun
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.
name - Phrases/Idioms
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
in the name of
- By the authority of: Open up in the name of the law!
- For the reason of; using as a reason: grisly experiments performed in the name of science.
to (one's) name