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Meaning of named by Wiktionary Dictionary



    named ( not comparable )

    1. Having a name .



    • ad-men, admen, amend, maned, Medan

Definition of named by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. 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.

  2. named adj.
    1. given or having a specified name; as, “an actor named Harold Lloyd; a building in Cardiff named the Temple of Peace”. Contrasted to unnamed.

    Syn. -- called.

    2. bearing the author's name; as, “a named source”. Opposite of anonymous.