Hypertext Webster Gateway: "name"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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`mona, Scr. n[=a]man. [root]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.

The king's army . . . had left no good name behind.

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}.
(a) The name a person receives at baptism, as
distinguished from {surname}; baptismal name.
(b) 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}.
(a) In behalf of; by the authority of. `` I charge you in
the duke's name to obey me.'' --Shak.
(b) 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;

Usage: {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, 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Name \Name\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Named}; 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.

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.

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: 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: by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the
3: a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
4: 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" [syn: {figure}, {public figure}]
5: family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was
no one to carry on his name" [syn: {gens}]
6: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones
may break my bones but names can never hurt me" [syn: {epithet}]
v 1: assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son
David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil
Rights leader" [syn: {call}]
2: 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" [syn: {identify}]
3: charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of
the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn:
{nominate}, {make}]
4: charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president";
"nominate a committee" [syn: {appoint}, {nominate}, {constitute}]
5: mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
6: as in in botany or biology, for example [syn: {identify}, {discover},
{key}, {key out}, {distinguish}, {describe}]
7: make reference to: "His name was mentioned in connection
with the invention" [syn: {mention}, {advert}, {bring up},
{cite}, {refer}]
8: give or make a list of; name individually; give the names
of; "List the states west of the Mississippi" [syn: {list}]
9: determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an
illness through a diagnostic analysis [syn: {diagnose}]

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