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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.
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She named him Samson, because he was blind, but on the plantation he was known as `yellow Martha's simple child.
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.
Of all the tribes named in these pages, there exist only a few half-civilized beings of the Oneidas, on the reservations of their people in New York.
And now, Mistress Prynne," said old Roger Chillingworth, as he was hereafter to be named, "I leave thee alone: alone with thy infant and the scarlet letter
To hold her perfectly in the pinch of that, I found I had only to ask her how, if I had "made it up," I came to be able to give, of each of the persons appearing to me, a picture disclosing, to the last detail, their special marks--a portrait on the exhibition of which she had instantly recognized and named them.
So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names --a singularly common fashion on the island --and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
They both laughed, and James said, "If it was not for bringing back the past, I should have named him Rob Roy, for I never saw two horses more alike.
One was Justice, a roan cob, used for riding or for the luggage cart; the other was an old brown hunter, named Sir Oliver; he was past work now, but was a great favorite with the master, who gave him the run of the park; he sometimes did a little light carting on the estate, or carried one of the young ladies when they rode out with their father, for he was very gentle and could be trusted with a child as well as Merrylegs.
How often she had named them over one by one and figured on them as she went to work--fifteen dollars for the hall, twenty-two dollars and a quarter for the ducks, twelve dollars for the musicians, five dollars at the church, and a blessing of the Virgin besides--and so on without an end
And then there was withered old poni Aniele--who was a widow, and had three children, and the rheumatism besides, and did washing for the tradespeople on Halsted Street at prices it would break your heart to hear named.
I had a woman call me this morning in tears because her daughter was named Katrina,'' said Frank Lepore, National Hurricane center spokesman, ``and she was traumatized practically to the point where she wouldn't go out of the house.