Name \name\, n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam,
OS. & OHG. namo, G name, Icel. nafn,
for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth
nam[=o], L. nomen (perh. influenced by
noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr.
'o`noma, Scr. n[=a]man. Cf Anonymous, Ignominy,
Misnomer, Nominal, Noun.]
- The title by which any person or thing is known or designated;
a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a
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
- 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.
Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame;
especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation;
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.
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.
The king's army . . . had left no good name behind
- 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.
- A person, an individual. [Poetic]
They list with women each degenerate name.
Name \name\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Named; p. pr. &
vb. n Naming.] [AS. namian. See Name, n.]
- To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to
denominate; to style; to call
She named the child Ichabod. --1 Sam. iv
Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work
Confusion named. --Milton
- 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
- To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to
nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding
Whom late you have named for consul.
- (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