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See also: Name, NAmE, nàme, ñame, .name, and näme

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English name, nome, from Old English nama, noma (name; noun; the particular word used to denote any object of thought not considered in a purely individual character; title; reputation; the reputation of some character or attribute; the mere appellation in contrast or opposition to the actual person or thing), from Proto-Germanic *namô (name), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name). Cognate with Scots name, naim, nem (name), North Frisian Neem, Naam, nööm, noome (name), Saterland Frisian Noome (name), West Frisian namme (name), Dutch naam (name), Low German Name (name), German Name (name), Danish navn (name), Swedish namn (name), Icelandic nafn (name), Latin nōmen (name). See also neven.

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name (plural names)

  1. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
    • Bible, Genesis ii. 19
      Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
    • Shakespeare
      That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.
    • 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”, 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.
  2. Reputation.
  3. A person (or legal person).
    • Dryden
      They list with women each degenerate name.
    • p. 2002, second edition of, 2002, Graham Richards, Putting Psychology in its Place, ISBN 1841692336, page 287 [3]:
      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 0074620975 page 79 [4]:
      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 0203891058, page 29 [5]:
      International non-governmental organisations (INGOs), including such household names as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and [] .
  4. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
    • Macaulay
      The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his name, came every day to pay their feigned civilities.
  5. (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  6. An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.

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name (third-person singular simple present names, present participle naming, simple past and past participle named)

  1. (transitive) To give a name to.
    • 1904: L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz — I will name the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!'
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well.
  2. (transitive) To mention, specify.
    He named his demands.
    You name it!
  3. (transitive) To identify as relevant or important
    naming the problem
  4. (transitive) To publicly implicate.
    The painter was named as an accomplice.
  5. (transitive) To designate for a role.
    My neighbor was named to the steering committee.

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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

name

  1. plural form of naam

DutchEdit

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name

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of nemen

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RomanizationEdit

name

  1. rōmaji reading of なめ

KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Persian نامه (name)

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name f

  1. letter (a document)

LithuanianEdit

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name m

  1. locative singular of namas
  2. vocative singular of namas

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English nama.

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name (plural names)

  1. name

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VolapükEdit

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name

  1. dative singular of nam

ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Middle Persian 𐭭𐭠𐭬 (nām).

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name

  1. name
  2. reputation