Meaning of NAME in English


Pronunciation: ' n ā m

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nama; akin to Old High German namo name, Latin nomen, Greek onoma, onyma

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing b : a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

2 : a descriptive often disparaging epithet <called him name s >

3 a : REPUTATION <gave the town a bad name > b : an illustrious record : FAME <made a name for himself in golf> c : a person or thing with a reputation


5 : appearance as opposed to reality <a friend in name only>

6 : one referred to by a name <praise his holy name >

– in the name of

1 : by authority of <open in the name of the law>

2 : for the reason of : using the excuse of <called for reforms in the name of progress>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.