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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.
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.
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.
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"She's into every namable thing in the neighborhood, an' not only into it, but generally at the head an' front of it, especially when it's mischief.
When Lacke announces that "nothing can replace that," and later reiterates, "Nothing!" he references not only the disappearance of a particular condition but of all conditions, i.e., the arrival of nothing as a namable condition, an anti-presence.
The Gnostics noted it is difficult to travel between spheres, you've had to memorize the secret names & the un- namable haunts every aspect of your routine.
reminding readers that there's a namable place and a story, even a
Catania, "'Knowable' and 'Namable' in Albert the Great's Commentary on the Divine Names," in Albert the Great: Commemorative Essays, ed.