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name

 
Noun name has 6 senses
  1. name - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    language unit, linguistic unit
    --1 has particulars:
     eponym; eponym; filename, file name, computer filename, computer file name; patronymic; matronymic, metronymic; street name; street name; street name; surname, family name, cognomen, last name; middle name; first name, given name, forename; nickname; alias, assumed name, false name; pseudonym, anonym, nom de guerre; misnomer; writer's name, author's name; appellation, denomination, designation, appellative; pet name, hypocorism; title; place name, toponym; signature; company name; domain name; trade name, brand name, brand, marque
    Derived forms: verb name7, verb name6, verb name5, verb name1
  2. name - by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
    --2 is a kind of
    sanction
  3. name - a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
    --3 is a kind of
    repute, reputation
  4. name, figure, public figure - 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"
    --4 is a kind of important person, influential person, personage
  5. name, gens - family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
    --5 is a kind of family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry
  6. name, epithet - a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
    --6 is a kind of defamation, calumny, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job
    --6 has particulars: smear word
Verb name has 9 senses
  1. name, call - assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
    --1 is one way to label
    Derived forms: noun namer1, noun name1, noun naming1
    Sample sentence:
    They name him "Bobby"
  2. name, identify - 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"
    --2 is one way to denote, refer
    Derived form: noun naming1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. name, nominate, make - charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
    --3 is one way to appoint, charge
    Derived form: noun naming2
    Sample sentence:
    They name her vice president
  4. appoint, name, nominate, constitute - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
    --4 is one way to establish, found, plant, constitute, institute
    Derived form: noun naming2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. name - mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
    --5 is one way to
    specify, set, determine, fix, limit
    Derived forms: noun name1, noun naming1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name - identify as in botany or biology, for example
    Derived forms: noun name1, noun naming1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  7. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    --7 is one way to think of, have in mind, mean
    Derived forms: noun name1, noun naming1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  8. list, name - give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
    --8 is one way to enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. diagnose, name - determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    --9 is one way to analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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