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name

 (nām)
n.
1.
a. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
b. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly: Don't call me names.
2. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality: a democracy in name, a police state in fact.
3.
a. A reputation: has a bad name.
b. A distinguished reputation: made a name for himself as a drummer.
4. An illustrious or outstanding person: joined several famous names for a photograph. See Synonyms at celebrity.
tr.v. named, nam·ing, names
1. To give a name to: named the child after both grandparents.
2. To mention, specify, or cite by name: named the primary colors.
3. To call by an epithet: named them all cowards.
4. To nominate for or appoint to a duty, office, or honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
5. To specify or fix: We need to name the time for our meeting.
adj. Informal
Well-known by a name: a name performer.
Idioms:
in the name of
1. By the authority of: Open up in the name of the law!
2. 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.

[Middle English, from Old English nama; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

nam′a·ble, name′a·ble adj.
nam′er n.

called

named

You use called or named when you are giving the name of someone or something. Named is less common than called, and is not usually used in conversation.

Did you know a boy called Desmond?
We passed through a town called Monmouth.
A man named Richardson confessed to the theft.

You can use called either after a noun or after be.

She starred in a play called Katerina.
The book was called The Goalkeeper's Revenge.

You usually use named immediately after a noun.

The victim was an 18-year-old girl named Marinetta Jirkowski.
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named

adjective
1. called, christened, known as, dubbed, termed, styled, labelled, entitled, denominated, baptized He was named John.
2. nominated, chosen, picked, commissioned, mentioned, identified, selected, appointed, cited, specified, designated, singled out She has been named Business Woman of the Year.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Things are said to be named 'equivocally' when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each.
On the other hand, things are said to be named 'univocally' which have both the name and the definition answering to the name in common.
This was because of an aversion on Harley Kennan's part against renaming a named thing.
Haggin must have named him before he sailed on the Arangi.
I seemed to vaguely remember the girl's face, now, but I had no idea where I had seen it before, or what named belonged with it.
But you named the one that died, too--one that I never saw.
Your ladyship must know--if your ladyship don't happen, by any chance, to know already--that there was found dead at the house of a person named Krook, near Chancery Lane, some time ago, a law-writer in great distress.
You ask me, my father, to tell you the tale of the youth of Umslopogaas, holder of the iron Chieftainess, the axe Groan-maker, who was named Bulalio the Slaughterer, and of his love for Nada, the most beautiful of Zulu women.
Yes; and if you wish to know his name, I will tell it, -- he is named Villefort.
The Mengwe, the Maquas, the Mingoes, and the Iroquois, though not all strictly the same, are identified frequently by the speakers, being politically confederated and opposed to those just named.
None of the plots that suggested themselves suited a girl named AVERIL.
At the same time, I consider that I ought to name, in addition to what I have already named, that I have in my employment a literary man--WITH a wooden leg--as I have no thoughts of parting from.