proper name


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Noun1.proper name - a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
noun - a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
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proper name

, proper noun
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References in classic literature ?
We commonly imagine, when we use a proper name, that we mean one definite entity, the particular individual who was called "Napoleon.
Johansen he thrashed on the amidships deck the other night, since which time the mate has called him by his proper name.
It seems certain that `Hesiod' stands as a proper name in the fullest sense.
For even a Sphere -- which is my proper name in my own country -- if he manifest himself at all to an inhabitant of Flatland -- must needs manifest himself as a Circle.
Ben enjoyed the fun, and the lads cut up capers till Rose declared that "circus" was the proper name for them after all.
On a balance of the account, however, it may be doubted whether he lost much; for, although he found no property, he found so many debts and various associations of discredit with the proper name, which was the only word he made intelligible, that he was almost everywhere overwhelmed with injurious accusations.
Is my employer, or master, or whatever the proper name may be,' replied Nicholas quickly; 'and I was an ass to take his coarseness ill.
Rebecca Crawley's biography with that lightness and delicacy which the world demands--the moral world, that has, perhaps, no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name.
Chillip, and of his holding her in such dread remembrance; and both she and Peggotty had a great deal to say about my poor mother's second husband, and 'that murdering woman of a sister', - on whom I think no pain or penalty would have induced my aunt to bestow any Christian or Proper Name, or any other designation.
And if this is the proper name, then you, Meno's slave, are prepared to affirm that the double space is the square of the diagonal?
By Red Flower Bagheera meant fire, only no creature in the jungle will call fire by its proper name.
It seems to me that if what he says is false, the proper name for it is calumny, defamation of character; and such a slanderer deserves the thrashing.