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Overview of noun names

The noun names has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. name calling, names

(verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me")


Overview of noun name

The noun name has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (94) name

(a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing")

2. (6) name

(a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name")

3. (2) name, gens

(family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name")

4. (1) name, figure, public figure

(a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music")

5. (1) name

(by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law")

6. name, epithet

(a defamatory or abusive word or phrase)


Overview of verb name

The verb name has 9 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (31) name, call

(assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader")

2. (6) name, identify

(give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months")

3. (5) name, nominate, make

(charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club")

4. (4) appoint, name, nominate, constitute

(create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee")

5. (4) name

(mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!")

6. (2) mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer

(make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")

7. (1) identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name

(identify as in botany or biology, for example)

8. list, name

(give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi")

9. diagnose, name

(determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

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