Explanation of name by Wordnet Dictionary
- name your accomplices!
a person's reputation
- Name ( nām ), n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. namō, L. nomen ( perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know ), Gr. ὄμονα, Scr. nāman. √267. Cf. Anonymous, Ignominy, Misnomer, Nominal, Noun.]
1. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.
Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Gen. ii. 19.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet. Shak.
2. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Is. ix. 6.
3. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.
What men of name resort to him? Shak.
Far above . . . every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Eph. i. 21.
I will get me a name and honor in the kingdom. 1 Macc. iii. 14.
He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin. Deut. xxii. 19.
The king's army . . . had left no good name behind. Clarendon.
4. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his name, came every day to pay their feigned civilities. Motley.
5. A person, an individual. [Poetic]
They list with women each degenerate name. Dryden.
Christian name. The name a person receives at baptism, as distinguished from surname; baptismal name; in western countries, it is also called a first name. A given name, whether received at baptism or not. -- Given name. See under Given. -- In name, in profession, or by title only; not in reality; as, “a friend in name”. -- In the name of. In behalf of; by the authority of. “ I charge you in the duke's name to obey me.” Shak. In the represented or assumed character of. “I'll to him again in name of Brook.” Shak. -- Name plate, a plate as of metal, glass, etc., having a name upon it, as a sign; a doorplate. -- Pen name, a name assumed by an author; a pseudonym or nom de plume. Bayard Taylor. -- Proper name ( Gram. ), a name applied to a particular person, place, or thing. -- To call names, to apply opprobrious epithets to; to call by reproachful appellations. -- To take a name in vain, to use a name lightly or profanely; to use a name in making flippant or dishonest oaths. Ex. xx. 7.
Syn. -- Appellation; title; designation; cognomen; denomination; epithet. -- Name, Appellation, Title, Denomination. Name is generic, denoting that combination of sounds or letters by which a person or thing is known and distinguished. Appellation, although sometimes put for name simply, denotes, more properly, a descriptive term ( called also agnomen or cognomen ), used by way of marking some individual peculiarity or characteristic; as, Charles the Bold, Philip the Stammerer. A title is a term employed to point out one's rank, office, etc.; as, the Duke of Bedford, Paul the Apostle, etc. Denomination is to particular bodies what appellation is to individuals; thus, the church of Christ is divided into different denominations, as Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc.
- Name ( nām ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Named ( nāmd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Naming.] [AS. namian. See Name, n.]
1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.
She named the child Ichabod. 1 Sam. iv. 21.
Thus was the building left
Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named. Milton.
2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
None named thee but to praise. Halleck.
Old Yew, which graspest at the stones
That name the underlying dead. Tennyson.
3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, “to name a day for the wedding; to name someone as ambassador”.
Whom late you have named for consul. Shak.
4. ( House of Commons ) To designate ( a member ) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
Syn. -- To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify; designate; nominate.
Definition of name by GCIDE Dictionary