Definition of Name


  • a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
  • by the sanction or authority of
    "halt in the name of the law"
  • 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"
    - public figure
  • family based on male descent
    "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
  • a person's reputation
    "he wanted to protect his good name"
  • 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"


  • determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  • give or make a list of
    name individually
    give the names of
    "List the states west of the Mississippi"
  • identify as in botany or biology, for example
    - key out
  • make reference to
    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    - bring up
  • mention and identify by name
    "name your accomplices!"
  • create and charge with a task or function
    "nominate a committee"
  • charge with a function
    charge to be
    "She was named Head of the Committee"
    "She was made president of the club"
  • 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"
  • assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    "They named their son David"
    "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Name

  • Scrabble® score of the name (6)
  • Word Chums® score of the name (9)
  • Words With Friends® score of the name (8)

Unscramble name

24 unscramble word found using the letters name.

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