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Definition of name

What is the definition of "name"?
  • namenoun
  • 1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
    2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly.
    3. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality: a democracy in name, a police state in fact.
    4. A reputation: has a bad name.
    5. A distinguished reputation: made a name for himself as a drummer.


Use "name" in a sentence
  • "The cost works out to about $19k / yr, or $50 / day to trap _each_ name and respond with a simple name+ (a, b, c) reply."

    "Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/17/09: Bush-Obama: 'A rose by any other name 'yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Bush-Obama: \'A rose by any other name\ ''; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Who said, "A war criminal is a war ciminal is a war criminal?"'"

    "I also like how they've quoted people on the poster but used their twitter @name instead of their real name."

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How to Say "name" in:
  • Spanish: name
  • German: name
  • French: name
  • Mandarin: name
  • Japanese: name

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