Meaning of NAME in English


I. ˈnām noun

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

Date: before 12th century


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


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

4. : family , clan

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

II. transitive verb

( named ; nam·ing )

Date: before 12th century

1. : to give a name to : call


a. : to mention or identify by name

refused to name a suspect

b. : to accuse by name

3. : to nominate for office : appoint

4. : to decide on : choose

name the day for the wedding

5. : to mention explicitly : specify

unwilling to name a price

• nam·er noun

III. adjective

Date: 1598

1. : of, relating to, or bearing a name

name tags

2. : appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production


a. : having an established reputation

b. : featuring celebrities

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.