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1 name

A language unit by which a person or thing is known.

Roget 562: word, term, vocable; name etc. 564; phrase etc. 566; root, etymon; derivative; part of speech etc. ... show more

Dutch: eigennaam, naam
Polish: imiÄ™, miano, nazwa, nazwanie

2 name

A person's reputation.

3 name

Family based on male descent:
— He had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name.

synonym: gens.

4 name

A well-known or notable person:
— They studied all the great names in the history of France.

synonyms: figure, public figure.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 873: distinction, mark, name, figure; repute, reputation; good repute, high repute; note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation" [As You Like It], ... show more

Dutch: publiek figuur
Polish: nazwisko

5 name

By the sanction or authority of.

6 name

A defamatory or abusive word or phrase.

synonym: epithet.

Roget 564: nomenclature; naming etc. v.; nuncupation, nomination, baptism; orismology; onomatopoeia; antonomasia.    name; appelation, appelative; designation, ... show more

Dutch: scheldnaam


1 name

Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to:
— They named their son David.
— The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader.

synonyms: be known as, call, know as.

Roget 564: name, call, term, denominate designate, style, entitle, clepe, dub, christen, baptize, characterize, specify, define, distinguish by the name of; ... show more

2 name

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.

synonym: identify.

Dutch: aanstellen

3 name

Charge with a function; charge to be:
— She was named Head of the Committee.

synonyms: make, nominate.

4 name

Create and charge with a task or function.

synonyms: appoint, constitute, nominate.

Roget 755: commission, delegate, depute; consign, assign; charge; intrust, entrust; commit, commit to the hands of; authorize etc. (permit) 760.    ... show more

Dutch: aanstellen, aanwijzen, benoemen, designeren, maken

5 name

Mention and identify by name.

6 name

Make reference to:
— His name was mentioned in connection with the invention.

synonyms: advert, bring up, cite, mention, refer.

Dutch: aangeven, noemen, refereren, terugverwijzen, terugwijzen, verwijzen

7 name

Identify as in botany or biology, for example.

synonyms: describe, discover, distinguish, identify, key, key out.

8 name

Give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of.

synonym: list.

9 name

Determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis.

synonym: diagnose.

Moby thesaurus: Christian name, Establishment, VIP, acclaim, advert to, advertise, alias, allude to, announce, appellation, appellative, appoint, assign, baptismal name, baptize, baron, be taken as, big, big cheese, big gun ... show more.

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