The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.
- A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
- A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly.
- Representation or repute, as opposed to reality: a democracy in name, a police state in fact.
- A reputation: has a bad name.
- A distinguished reputation: made a name for himself as a drummer.
- An illustrious or outstanding person: joined several famous names for a photograph. See Synonyms at celebrity.
- To give a name to: named the child after both grandparents.
- To mention, specify, or cite by name: named the primary colors.
- To call by an epithet: named them all cowards.
- To nominate for or appoint to a duty, an office, or an honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
- To specify or fix: We need to name the time for our meeting.
- Informal Well-known by a name: a name performer.
- in the name of By the authority of: Open up in the name of the law!
- in the name of For the reason of; using as a reason: grisly experiments performed in the name of science.
- to (one's) name Belonging to one: I don't have a hat to my name.