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ap·pel·la·tion

 (ăp′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. A name, title, or designation.
2. A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district.
3. The act of naming.

[Middle English appelacion, from Old French appelation, from Latin appellātiō, appellātiōn-, from appellātus, past participle of appellāre, to entreat; see appeal. Sense 2, from French appellation (d'origine contrôlée), (registered vintage) trade name, from appellation, trade name, from Old French appelation.]

appellation

(ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən)
n
1. an identifying name or title
2. the act of naming or giving a title to

ap•pel•la•tion

(ˌæp əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
an identifying name, title, or designation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Old French < Latin appellātiō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appellation - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from othersappellation - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
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"
street name - an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods); "her street name is Bonbon"
byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
title - an appellation signifying nobility; "`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"

appellation

noun (Formal) name, term, style, title, address, description, designation, epithet, sobriquet They called him the King of Pork. He never minded the appellation.

appellation

noun
The word or words by which one is called and identified:
Slang: handle, moniker.
Translations

appellation

[ˌæpeˈleɪʃən] N (= name) → nombre m; (= title) → título m; [of wine] → denominación f de origen

appellation

nBezeichnung f, → Benennung f
References in classic literature ?
The name has appeared to find favor, and all things considered, it may possibly be quite as well to let it stand, instead of going back to the House of Hanover for the appellation of our finest sheet of water.
I said, "I had not;" and desired he would explain to me "what he meant by such an appellation, applied to a mortal creature.
However, what she withheld from the infant, she bestowed with the utmost profuseness on the poor unknown mother, whom she called an impudent slut, a wanton hussy, an audacious harlot, a wicked jade, a vile strumpet, with every other appellation with which the tongue of virtue never fails to lash those who bring a disgrace on the sex.
When the adventurers, who first penetrated these wilds, met, in the centre of the forests, immense plains, covered with rich verdure or rank grasses, they naturally gave them the appellation of meadows.
It is called slobgollion; an appellation original with the whalemen, and even so is the nature of the substance.
There are few things upon which a greater variety of conjectures has been offered than upon the reasons that induced the ancients to distinguish this gulf, which separates Asia from Africa, by the name of the Red Sea, an appellation that has almost universally obtained in all languages.
Nevyedovsky affected to be not merely indifferent but scornful of this appellation, but it was obvious that he was highly delighted, and had to keep a curb on himself not to betray the triumph which was unsuitable to their new liberal tone.
Laying his hand upon his breast, he gave me to understand that his name was 'Mehevi', and that, in return, he wished me to communicate my appellation.
To explain the meaning of the appellation, free trapper, it is necessary to state the terms on which the men enlist in the service of the fur companies.
As the Indian agent of New York had a log dwelling at the foot of the lake, however, it is not impossible that the appellation grew out of the meetings that were held at his council fires; the war drove off the agent, in common with the other officers of the crown; and his rude dwelling was soon abandoned.
Hence they derive their appellation of Freemen, to distinguish them from the trappers who are bound for a number of years, and receive wages, or hunt on shares.
The master is not so called from his knowing how to manage his slave, but because he is so; for the same reason a slave and a freeman have their respective appellations.