Meaning of name

Definition of name

(noun) a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
(verb) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
identify as in botany or biology, for example
give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"

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