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Dictionary definition for: Name

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

3. (n) by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) a person''s reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"

6. (v) charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee" "She was made president of the club"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"

9. (n) family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

10. (v) mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"

11. (n) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"

12. (v) identify as in botany or biology, for example

13. (v) make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

14. (v) give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"

15. (v) determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

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