1》 a word or set of words by which someone or something is known, addressed, or referred to.
2》 a famous person.
↘a reputation, especially a good one.
3》 (in the UK) an insurance underwriter belonging to a Lloyd's syndicate.
1》 give a ~ to.
↘identify or mention by ~.
↘( ~ someone/thing after or N. Amer. also for ) call someone or something by the same ~ as.
↘ Brit. (of the Speaker) mention (an MP) by ~ as disobedient to the chair and thereby subject to a ban from the House of Commons.
2》 specify (a sum, time, or place).
■ adjective (of a person or product) having a well-known ~.
by (or of ) the ~ of called.
call someone ~s insult someone verbally.
have to one's ~ [often with negative ] in one's possession.
in all but ~ existing in a particular state but not formally recognized as such.
in someone's ~
1》 formally registered as belonging to or reserved for someone.
2》 on behalf of someone.
in the ~ of for the sake of.
make a ~ for oneself become famous.
~ the day arrange the date for a specific occasion, especially a wedding.
~ ~s mention specific ~s, especially in accusation.
the ~ of the game informal the main purpose or most important aspect of a situation.
OE nama , noma (n.), (ge)namian (v.), of Gmc origin.