- 1 English
- 1.1 Etymology 1
- 1.2 Etymology 2
- 1.3 Etymology 3
- 1.4 Anagrams
- 2 Afrikaans
- 3 Central Malay
- 4 Cimbrian
- 5 Dutch
- 6 Eastern Arrernte
- 7 Japanese
- 8 Lithuanian
- 9 Middle Dutch
- 10 Middle English
- 11 Northern Kurdish
- 12 Pali
- 13 Volapük
- 14 Zazaki
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This page has 34 definitions of name with English translations in 9 languages. Name is a noun, verb and romanization. Examples of how to use name in a sentence are shown. Also define these 42 related words and terms: nounal, word, particular, person, place, class, thing, proper name, reputation, epithet, legal person, computing, identifier, string, finance, investor, liability, authority, give, mention, specify, identify, implicate, role, true yam, Dioscorea, naam, singular, past tense, subjunctive mood, nemen, grass, romaji, なめ, namas, name, fame, taking, receiving, letter, namati, and nam.
English name definition
From Middle English name, nome, from Old English nama, noma, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥. Cognates include Latin nomen (Spanish nombre). Possible cognates outside of Indo-European include Finnish nimi.
name (plural names)
- Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
- c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii]:
- That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Genesis 2:19:
- Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
- 1904, L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz:
- So good a man as this must surely have a name.
- 2013 July-August, Lee S. Langston, “The Adaptable Gas Turbine”, in American Scientist:
- Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
- I've never liked the name my parents gave me so I changed it at the age of twenty.
- What's your name?
Puddintane. Ask me again and I'll tell you the same.
Nounal definitionOf, relating to, or acting as a noun.
Word definitionThe smallest unit of language that has a particular meaning and can be expressed by itself; the smallest discrete, meaningful unit of language.
- The smallest discrete unit of spoken language with a particular meaning, composed of one or more phonemes and one or more morphemes
- The smallest discrete unit of written language with a particular meaning, composed of one or more letters or symbols and one or more morphemes
- A discrete, meaningful unit of language approved by an authority or native speaker (compare non-word).
- c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iii]:
- Good name in man and woman, dear my lord / Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
- 1952, Old Testament, Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 2 Samuel 8:13:
- And David won a name for himself.
Reputation definitionWhat somebody is known for.
- An abusive or insulting epithet.
- Stop calling me names!
- A person (or legal person).
- 1697, “(please specify the book number)”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 403869432:
- They list with women each degenerate name.
- p. 2002, second edition of, 2002, Graham Richards, Putting Psychology in its Place, →ISBN, page 287 
- Later British psychologists interested in this topic include such major names as Cyril Burt, William McDougall, […] .
- 2008 edition of, 1998, S. B. Budhiraja and M. B. Athreya, Cases in Strategic Management, →ISBN page 79 :
- Would it be able to fight the competition from ITC Agro Tech and Liptons who were ready and able to commit large resources? With such big names as competitors, would this business be viable for Marico?
- 2009 third edition of, 1998, Martin Mowforth and Ian Munt, Tourism and Sustainability, →ISBN, page 29 :
- International non-governmental organisations (INGOs), including such household names as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and […] .
- Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 7, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his name, came every day to pay their feigned civilities.
- (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
- (Britain, finance) An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
- Halt in the name of the law!
- big name
- binomial name
- birth name
- botanical name
- Christian name
- code name
- common name
- confirmation name
- domain name
- facet name
- family name
- file name
- first name
- given name
- household name
- last name
- maiden name
- middle name
- pen name
- personal name
- scientific name
- stage name
- systematic name
- trade name
- true name
- zoological name
From Old English namian, derived from the noun.
- (ditransitive) To give a name to.
- 1904, Baum, L. Frank, The Land of Oz:
- I will name the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!'
- One visitor named Hou Yugang said he was not too concerned about climate change and Baishui’s melting.
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- (transitive) To mention, specify.
- He named his demands.
- You name it!
- 2019 February 3, “UN Study: China, US, Japan Lead World AI Development”, in Voice of America, archived from the original on 7 February 2019:
- The three countries were named in a new study from the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO.
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Mention definitionA speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase make mention of. (1 of 2 mention definitions)
- (transitive) To identify as relevant or important
- naming the problem
- (transitive) To publicly implicate.
- The painter was named as an accomplice.
- (transitive) To designate for a role.
- My neighbor was named to the steering committee.
- (transitive, Westminster system politics) To initiate a process to temporarily remove a member of parliament who is breaking the rules of conduct.
- 2013 July 10, Bercow, John (Speaker of the House of Commons), (Please provide the book title or journal name), to MP Nigel Dodds:
- I must warn the Right Honourable gentleman, that if he persists in his refusal to comply with my order to withdraw [the words "deliberately deceptive"], I shall be compelled to name him.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Dictionary:Entry layout § Translations.
name (plural names)
Afrikaans name definition
- plural of
Central Malay name definition
- "Besemah" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.
Cimbrian name definition
- “name” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
Dutch name definition
Eastern Arrernte name definition
- 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.
Japanese name definition
- Rōmaji transcription of
なめ definition嘗め: lick; licking medicine to see if it contains poison (1 of 4 なめ definitions)
Lithuanian name definition
Middle Dutch name definition
nāme m or f
- Dutch: name (mostly in compounds)
- “name”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
- Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “name (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
- Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “name (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II
Middle English name definition
Northern Kurdish name definition
- letter (a document)
Pali name definition
- 𑀦𑀫𑁂 (Brahmi script)
- नमे (Devanagari script)
- নমে (Bengali script)
- නමෙ (Sinhalese script)
- နမေ or ၼမေ (Burmese script)
- นเม or นะเม (Thai script)
- ᨶᨾᩮ (Tai Tham script)
- ນເມ or ນະເມ (Lao script)
- នមេ (Khmer script)
Volapük name definition
Zazaki name definition
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