[neɪm] or [nem]


(noun.) by the sanction or authority of; 'halt in the name of the law'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase.

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

(noun.) 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'.

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

(verb.) mention and identify by name; 'name your accomplices!'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; 'They named their son David'; 'The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader'.

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

安娜贝尔整理--From WordNet


(n.) The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.

(n.) A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.

(n.) Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.

(n.) Those of a certain name; a race; a family.

(n.) A person, an individual.

(n.) To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.

(n.) To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.

(n.) To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding.

(n.) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.



n. [1]. Appellation, title, epithet, denomination, designation, descriptive term.[2]. Reputation, repute, credit, character.[3]. Note, distinction, fame, renown, celebrity, eminence, honor.

v. a. [1]. Denominate, entitle, style, term, call, dub, phrase, christen, give an appellation to.[2]. Mention, speak of, call by name.[3]. Nominate, designate, specify.



SYN:Designation, cognomination, appellation, title, fame, reputation, authority,appointment, stead, representation

ANT:Namelessness, anonymousness, misnomer, pseudonym, obscurity, ingloriousness,disrepute, individuality, person

SYN:Spectry, designate, call, Indicate

ANT:Misname, miscall, misdesignate, misindicate, hint, suggest, shadow, adumbrate



n. that by which a person or a thing is known or called: a designation: that which is said of a person: reputed character: reputation: fame: celebrity: remembrance: a race or family: appearance not reality: authority: behalf: assumed character of another: (gram.) a noun.—v.t. to give a name to: to designate: to speak of or to call by name: to mention for a post or office: to nominate: to mention formally by name a person in the House of Commons as guilty of disorderly conduct.—adjs. Nam′able Name′able; Name′less without a name: undistinguished: indescribable; Name′worthy distinguished.—adv. Name′lessly.—n. Name′lessness.—adv. Name′ly by name: that is to say.—ns. Name′-plate a plate of metal having on it the name of a person usually affixed to a door or a gate; Nam′er; Name′sake one bearing the same name as another for his sake.—Name the day to fix a day esp. for a marriage.—Call names to nickname; Christian name (see Christian); In name of on behalf of: by the authority of; Proper name a name given to a particular person place or thing; Take a name in vain to use a name lightly or profanely.





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