name

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

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.
  3. An abusive or insulting epithet.
    Stop calling me names!
  4. A person (or legal person).
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      They list with women each degenerate name.
    • p. 2002, second edition of, 2002, Graham Richards, Putting Psychology in its Place, →ISBN, 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 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, page 29 [5]:
      International non-governmental organisations (INGOs), including such household names as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and [] .
  5. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
    • 1848, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 7, in The History of England from the Accession of James II:
      The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his name, came every day to pay their feigned civilities.
  6. (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  7. (Britain, finance) An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
  8. Authority.
    Halt in the name of the law!
Hyponyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms of name that are not hyponyms
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Descendants[edit]
  • Sranan Tongo: nen
  • Japanese: ネーム
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English namian, derived from the noun.

Verb[edit]

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[6], 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.
    The painter was named as an accomplice.
  5. (transitive) To designate for a role.
    My neighbor was named to the steering committee.
  6. (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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Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from name (verb)
Translations[edit]
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Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

name (plural names)

  1. Any of several types of true yam (Dioscorea) used in Caribbean Spanish cooking.
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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

name

  1. plural of naam

Central Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

name

  1. name

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Cimbrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

name ?

  1. (Thirteen Communities) name

References[edit]

  • “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[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

name

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of nemen

Noun[edit]

name

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of naam

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Eastern Arrernte[edit]

Noun[edit]

name

  1. grass

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

name

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なめ

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian نامه(nâme).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

name f

  1. letter (a document)

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

name m

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

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch namo, from Proto-Germanic *namô.

Noun[edit]

nāme m or f

  1. name
  2. fame, reputation
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

nâme f

  1. taking
  2. receiving
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: name (mostly in compounds)

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English nama.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

name (plural names or namen)

  1. name

Descendants[edit]


Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

name

  1. singular optative active of namati (to bend)

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

name

  1. dative singular of nam

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Middle Persian 𐫗𐫀𐫖(nʾm /nām/).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

name (nam?

  1. name
  2. reputation