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Meaning of "name" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NAME

Old English nama, related to Latin nomen, Greek noma, Old High German namo, German Namen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NAME

name  [neɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Name is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb name in English.

WHAT DOES NAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

name

Name

A name is a word or term used for identification. Names can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context. A personal name identifies a specific unique and identifiable individual person, and may or may not include a middle name. The name of a specific entity is sometimes called a proper name and is a proper noun. Other nouns are sometimes, more loosely, called names; an older term for them, now obsolete, is "general names". A name can be given to a person, place, or thing; for example, parents can give their child a name or scientist can give an element a name. Caution must be exercised when translating, for there are ways that one language may prefer one type of name over another. A feudal naming habit is used sometimes in other languages: the French sometimes refer to Aristotle as "le Stagirite" from one spelling of his place of birth, and English speakers often refer to Shakespeare as "The Bard", recognizing him as a paragon writer of the language. Also, claims to preference or authority can be refuted: the British did not refer to Louis-Napoleon as Napoleon III during his rule.

Definition of name in the English dictionary

The first definition of name in the dictionary is a word or term by which a person or thing is commonly and distinctively known related adjective nominal. Other definition of name is mere outward appearance or form as opposed to fact. Name is also a word, title, or phrase descriptive of character, usually abusive or derogatory.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO NAME

PRESENT

Present
I name
you name
he/she/it names
we name
you name
they name
Present continuous
I am naming
you are naming
he/she/it is naming
we are naming
you are naming
they are naming
Present perfect
I have named
you have named
he/she/it has named
we have named
you have named
they have named
Present perfect continuous
I have been naming
you have been naming
he/she/it has been naming
we have been naming
you have been naming
they have been naming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I named
you named
he/she/it named
we named
you named
they named
Past continuous
I was naming
you were naming
he/she/it was naming
we were naming
you were naming
they were naming
Past perfect
I had named
you had named
he/she/it had named
we had named
you had named
they had named
Past perfect continuous
I had been naming
you had been naming
he/she/it had been naming
we had been naming
you had been naming
they had been naming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will name
you will name
he/she/it will name
we will name
you will name
they will name
Future continuous
I will be naming
you will be naming
he/she/it will be naming
we will be naming
you will be naming
they will be naming
Future perfect
I will have named
you will have named
he/she/it will have named
we will have named
you will have named
they will have named
Future perfect continuous
I will have been naming
you will have been naming
he/she/it will have been naming
we will have been naming
you will have been naming
they will have been naming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would name
you would name
he/she/it would name
we would name
you would name
they would name
Conditional continuous
I would be naming
you would be naming
he/she/it would be naming
we would be naming
you would be naming
they would be naming
Conditional perfect
I would have name
you would have name
he/she/it would have name
we would have name
you would have name
they would have name
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been naming
you would have been naming
he/she/it would have been naming
we would have been naming
you would have been naming
they would have been naming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you name
we let´s name
you name
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to name
Past participle
named
Present Participle
naming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAME


aim
eɪm
became
bɪˈkeɪm
blame
bleɪm
came
keɪm
claim
kleɪm
dame
deɪm
fame
feɪm
filename
ˈfaɪlˌneɪm
first-name
ˌfɜːstˈneɪm
flame
fleɪm
frame
freɪm
game
ɡeɪm
lame
leɪm
nickname
ˈnɪkˌneɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
same
seɪm
shame
ʃeɪm
surname
ˈsɜːˌneɪm
tame
teɪm
username
ˈjuːzəˌneɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAME

namby-pamby
name and shame
name day
name names
name of the game
name part
name the day
name-calling
name-drop
name-dropper
name-dropping
nameable
namecheck
nameless
namelessly
namelessness
namely
Namen
nameplate
namer

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAME

all the same
be to blame
brand name
domain name
file name
first name
full name
Hall of Fame
in the frame
last name
madame
Notre Dame
perfect game
put to shame
rename
sesame
Suriname
the same
to-name
video game

Synonyms and antonyms of name in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NAME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «name» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of name

Translation of «name» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAME

Find out the translation of name to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of name from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «name» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

名字
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nombre
570 millions of speakers

English

name
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اسمٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

имя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nome
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nom
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Name
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

名前
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이름
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jeneng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெயர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

isim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nome
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

imię
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ім´я
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nume
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όνομα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

naam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

namn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

navn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of name

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAME»

The term «name» is very widely used and occupies the 301 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of name
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «name».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «name» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «name» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about name

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «NAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word name.
1
Carlos Alazraqui
If DreamWorks and Disney need that name to sell the cartoon and get people in the seats, that's what they need. It's not fair, but there's plenty of other work for us to do.
2
Ike Barinholtz
My very beloved and deceased third-grade teacher, Cliff Kehod, was the one that I really remember calling me Ike a lot. It just stuck. It is a dog's name, but I love dogs.
3
Swizz Beatz
When I was a barber, me being extreme was how I got popular: you name it, I was drawing it on someone's head.
4
Gavin Bryars
I am writing something which I find satisfying and which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.
5
Trey Burke
My real name is Alfonso. My grandfather and dad are also Alfonso, so I was the third. So my mom just gave me the nickname Trey because I was the third.
6
Mark Burnett
I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what's so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith.
7
Yancy Butler
My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
8
Sean Combs
If I change my name again y'all can have me certified as crazy. Alright?
9
Martin Donovan
When I was coming up with the Hal Hartley films, I was cast as a no one. I had no name visibility. I was working at a downtown post-performance-art, avant garde theater company and doing a couple things on television. But I was a total unknown.
10
Crystal Eastman
A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAME»

Discover the use of name in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to name and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Complete Book of Baby Names
Looks at the history of baby names, provides lists of names based on popular themes, and presents entries that include definitions and variations.
Lesley Bolton, 2009
2
The Name of this Book Is Secret
And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret.
Pseudonymous Bosch, 2008
3
Slavery by Another Name: The re-enslavement of black ...
By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.
Douglas A. Blackmon, 2012
4
The Name Above the Title: An Autobiography
In The Name Above the Title he reveals the deeply personal story of how, despite winning six Academy Awards, he struggled throughout his life against the glamors, vagaries, and frustrations of Hollywood for the creative freedom to make some ...
Frank Capra, 1997
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The Name Book: Over 10,000 Names--Their Meanings, Origins, ...
Baby-naming has become an art form with parents today, but where do parents go to find names and their meanings? The Name Book offers particular inspiration to those who want more than just a list of popular names.
Dorothy Astoria, 2008
6
In God's Name
This is a classic work of investigative writing whose revelations will continue to reverberate around the world.
Yallop Yallop, David Yallop, 2012
7
Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
From the Hardcover edition.
Timothy B. Tyson, 2007
8
Code Name Verity
She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in "Verity's" own words, as she writes her account for her captors. From the Hardcover edition.
Elizabeth E. Wein, 2012
9
More Than A Name: An Introduction to Branding
This book is a prerequisite for visual arts students, copywriters, brand strategists and marketers. Book jacket.
Melissa Davis, 2006
10
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One
It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.
Patrick Rothfuss, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term name is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Name Hayabusa2's asteroid target!
The two most popular types of name suggestions I see in asteroid naming contests are people who want to name it for themselves, or people ... «The Planetary Society, Jul 15»
2
The internet has some suggestions for the Northern Territory's new …
Which means the top end is going to need a new name. The last time the idea of NT statehood came up, one of the most popular suggestions ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
Newsweek banned from theater trial after publishing juror's name
The juror, clearly unsettled by his name's publication, informed Samour about it Wednesday. Newsweek deleted the tweet minutes later, and an ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
4
How to Name a Crater on Pluto
Society has a general rule that children cannot name things. Which is why it was dumb of my parents to let me–during a three-week period in ... «TIME, Jul 15»
5
Peel police won't name officer who removed evidence from killing …
The force will not release the name of the officer who took a knife from the hand of 33-year-old Jermaine Carby after he was shot dead by a ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
6
All Blacks name two debutants for Bok clash
Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and lock James Broadhurst will make their All Blacks debuts against South Africa on Saturday after being named in the ... «SuperSport, Jul 15»
7
How The NYPD Abused Citizens In The Name Of Data, And How …
“Crime By The Numbers,” a short documentary directed by Don Argott for FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films' Signals series, tells the story of ... «FiveThirtyEight, Jul 15»
8
New study sheds light on what your first name may say about you
Researchers used dozens of popular baby names to explore the relationship of “sound symbolism” between the sound of a name and its ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
9
Hong Kong political party DAB prepared to name candidates to fill …
But she added that it was “too early” to name anyone now. The four DAB members on Leung's cabinet are Lau, his political assistant Casper ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
10
India name Test squad for SL tour
With the Indian board still to name a successor to coach Duncan Fletcher, whose term ended after the World Cup in February-March, former ... «Sport24, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Name [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/name>. Nov 2019 ».
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