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Definition 1: by the sanction or authority of - [noun denoting act]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • halt in the name of the law

(name is a kind of ...) the act of final authorization

"it had the sanction of the church"

Definition 2: a language unit by which a person or thing is known - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his name really is George Washington
  • those are two names for the same thing

(name is a kind of ...) one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

(... is a kind of name ) a descriptive name for a place or thing

"the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"

(... is a kind of name ) a name that has been assumed temporarily

(... is a kind of name ) a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

(... is a kind of name ) an incorrect or unsuitable name

(... is a kind of name ) the name that appears on the by-line to identify the author of a work

(... is a kind of name ) identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

(... is a kind of name ) a name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix)

"`Billy' is a hypocorism for `William'"

(... is a kind of name ) the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.

"he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title" "he refused to give titles to his paintings" "I can never remember movie titles"

(... is a kind of name ) the name by which a geographical place is known

(... is a kind of name ) your name written in your own handwriting

(... is a kind of name ) the name by which a corporation is identified

(... is a kind of name ) strings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet

"domain names are organized hierarchically with the more generic parts to the right"

(... is a kind of name ) the name that precedes the surname

(... is a kind of name ) a name between your first name and your surname

(... is a kind of name ) an additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in `Ferdinand the Great')

(... is a kind of name ) (law) a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation

(... is a kind of name ) the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)

"Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down"

(... is a kind of name ) the person for whom something is named

"Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"

(... is a kind of name ) (computer science) the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files; may contain an extension that indicates the type of file

(... is a kind of name ) (law) a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin

(... is a kind of name ) a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

(... is a kind of name ) a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor

(... is a kind of name ) the name of a street

(... is a kind of name ) the name of a brokerage firm in which stock is held on behalf of a customer

"all my stocks are held in street name"

(... is a kind of name ) slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)

"`smack' is a street name for heroin"

(... is a kind of name ) the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

(... is a kind of name ) a name given to a product or service

Definition 3: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

(... is a kind of name ) an epithet that can be used to smear someone's reputation

"he used the smear word `communist' for everyone who disagreed with him"

Definition 4: family based on male descent - [noun denoting group]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

Definition 5: a well-known or notable person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they studied all the great names in the history of France
  • she is an important figure in modern music

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

Definition 6: a person's reputation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted to protect his good name

(name is a kind of ...) the state of being held in high esteem and honor

Definition 7: determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

(... is a kind of name ) examine minutely

Definition 8: identify as in botany or biology, for example - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name implies ...) arrange or order by classes or categories

"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Definition 9: give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property - [verb of communication]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Many senators were named in connection with the scandal
  • The almanac identifies the auspicious months

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) have as a meaning

"`multi-' denotes `many' "

(... is a kind of name ) specify individually

"She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered" "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"

(... is a kind of name ) enumerate

"We must number the names of the great mathematicians"

(... is a kind of name ) give the names of

"He announced the winners of the spelling bee"

Definition 10: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to - [verb of communication]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They named their son David
  • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) assign a label to; designate with a label

"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

(... is a kind of name ) assign a new name to

"Many streets in the former East Germany were renamed in 1990"

(... is a kind of name ) administer baptism to

"The parents had the child baptized"

(... is a kind of name ) use a name to designate

"Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"

(... is a kind of name ) designate by an identifying term

"They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"

(... is a kind of name ) give a nickname to

(... is a kind of name ) give a title to

(... is a kind of name ) name formally or designate with a term

(... is a kind of name ) provide with a name or nickname

(name has a similar meaning as ...) ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

"He called me a bastard" "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"

(name has a similar meaning as ...) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

"He always addresses me with `Sir'" "Call me Mister" "She calls him by first name"

Definition 11: make reference to - [verb of communication]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

(... is a kind of name ) mention something unpleasant from the past

"Drag up old stories"

(... is a kind of name ) put forward for consideration or discussion

"raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

(... is a kind of name ) refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them

(... is a kind of name ) cite as an authority; resort to

"He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"

(... is a kind of name ) refer to or discuss briefly

(... is a kind of name ) refer to for illustration or proof

"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

(... is a kind of name ) mention favorably, as in prayer

"remember me in your prayers"

(... is a kind of name ) mention someone's name who just then appears

(... is a kind of name ) mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

"Remember me to your wife"

(... is a kind of name ) refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists

Definition 12: mention and identify by name - [verb of communication]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • name your accomplices!

(name is a kind of ...) decide upon or fix definitely

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

Definition 13: give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of - [verb of communication]

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • List the states west of the Mississippi

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) specify individually

"She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered" "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nominate a committee

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) set up or lay the groundwork for

"establish a new department"

(... is a kind of name ) set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome

"pack a jury"

(... is a kind of name ) appoint summarily or commandeer

"The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"

Samples where name or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was named Head of the Committee
  • She was made president of the club

Synonyms for name in the sense of this definition

(name is a kind of ...) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

"He was appointed deputy manager" "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

(... is a kind of name ) name again or anew

"He was renamed Minister of the Interior"

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