- 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
- Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
- I've never liked the name my parents gave me so I changed it at the age of twenty.
- A person (legal person).
- Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
- (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
- An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
(third-person singular simple present names, present participle naming, simple past and past participle named)
From Middle English name, nome, from Old English nama, noma (“name; noun; the particular word used to denote any object of thought not considered in a purely individual character; title; reputation; the reputation of some character or attribute; the mere appellation in contrast or opposition to the actual person or thing”), from Proto-Germanic *namô (“name”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (“name”). Cognate with Scots name, naim, nem (“name”), North Frisian Neem, Naam, nööm, noome (“name”), Saterland Frisian Noome (“name”), West Frisian namme (“name”), Dutch naam (“name”), Low German Name (“name”), German Name (“name”), Danish navn (“name”), Swedish namn (“name”), Icelandic nafn (“name”), Latin nōmen (“name”). See also neven.
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.