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

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

PIE word
*h₁nómn̥

From Middle English name, nome, from Old English nama, noma, from Proto-West Germanic *namō, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

Cognates include Saterland Frisian Noome, West Frisian namme, Dutch naam, German Name, Danish navn, Swedish namn, Latin nōmen (whence Spanish nombre), Russian имя (imja), Sanskrit नामन् (nāman). Possible cognates outside of Indo-European include Finnish nimi and Hungarian név. Doublet of nomen and noun.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: nām, IPA(key): /neɪm/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪm

NounEdit

name (plural names)

  1. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
    Synonyms: proper name; see also Thesaurus:name
    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.
  2. Reputation.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (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.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      The parish stank of idolatry, abominable rites were practiced in secret, and in all the bounds there was no one had a more evil name for the black traffic than one Alison Sempill, who bode at the Skerburnfoot.
    • 1952, Old Testament, Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 2 Samuel 8:13:
      And David won a name for himself.
  3. An abusive or insulting epithet.
    Stop calling me names!
  4. A person (or legal person).
    • 1697, “(please specify the book number)”, in Virgil; 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 [1]
      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 [2]:
      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 [3]:
      International non-governmental organisations (INGOs), including such household names as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and [] .
  5. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
  6. (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  7. (UK, finance) An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
  8. Authority.
    Halt in the name of the law!
HyponymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms of name that are not hyponyms
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Sranan Tongo: nen
  • Japanese: ネーム
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ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English namen, from Old English namian (to name, mention) and ġenamian (to name, call, appoint), from Proto-West Germanic *namōn (to name). Compare also Old English nemnan, nemnian (to name, give a name to a person or thing).

VerbEdit

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

  1. (ditransitive) To give a name to.
    • 1904, Baum, L. Frank, The Land of Oz:
      I will name the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!'
    • 1913, Lincoln, Joseph C., chapter 1, in 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.
    One visitor named Hou Yugang said he was not too concerned about climate change and Baishui’s melting.
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  2. (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[4], 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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  3. (transitive) To identify as relevant or important
    naming the problem
  4. (transitive) To publicly implicate by name.
    The painter was named as an accomplice.
  5. (transitive, of a person) To disclose the name of.
    Police are not naming the suspect as he is a minor.
  6. (transitive) To designate for a role.
    My neighbor was named to the steering committee.
  7. (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.
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Terms derived from name (verb)
TranslationsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Spanish ñame, substituting n for the unfamiliar Spanish letter ñ. Doublet of yam.

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NounEdit

name (plural names)

  1. Any of several types of true yam (Dioscorea) used in Caribbean Spanish cooking.
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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

name

  1. plural of naam

Central MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit नामन् (nāman). Cognate with English name.

NounEdit

name

  1. name

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CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German name, from Old High German namo.

NounEdit

name ?

  1. (Tredici Comuni) name

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

name

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of nemen

NounEdit

name

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of naam

AnagramsEdit


Eastern ArrernteEdit

NounEdit

name

  1. grass

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

name

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なめ

LithuanianEdit

NounEdit

name m

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

Middle DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch namo

NounEdit

nāme m or f

  1. name
  2. fame, reputation
InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch *nāma, from Proto-Germanic *nēmō.

NounEdit

nâme f

  1. taking
  2. receiving
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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Dutch: name (mostly in compounds)

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English nama, from Proto-West Germanic *namō, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

name (plural names or namen)

  1. name

Related termsEdit

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Northern KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Persian نامه(nâme).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

name f

  1. letter (a document)

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

name

  1. singular optative active of namati (to bend)

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

name

  1. dative singular of nam

YolaEdit

NounEdit

name

  1. Alternative form of naame
    • 1867, CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, line 7:
      Yer name.
      Your name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 114

ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Middle Persian 𐫗𐫀𐫖(nʾm /nām/).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

name (nam?

  1. name
  2. reputation