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Overview of noun naming

The noun naming has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. naming

(the verbal act of naming; "the part he failed was the naming of state capitals")

2. appointment, assignment, designation, naming

(the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee")


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)


Overview of adj naming

The adj naming has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. appellative, naming

(inclined to or serving for the giving of names; "the appellative faculty of children"; "the appellative function of some primitive rites")

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