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1. A plate or plaque, as on an office door, inscribed with a name.
2. See masthead.
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a small panel on or next to the door of a room or building, bearing the occupant's name and profession
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1. a piece of metal, wood, or plastic on which the name of a person, company, etc., is printed or engraved.
2. Also called masthead, flag. the name of a newspaper printed on its front page or of a magazine printed on its cover.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nameplate - a plate bearing a namenameplate - a plate bearing a name    
doorplate - a nameplate fastened to a door; indicates the person who works or lives there
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
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صفيحَة الإسم على الباب
jmenovkaštítek se jménem


[ˈneɪmpleɪt] N (on door) → placa f (del nombre); (on goods) → placa f del fabricante
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[ˈneɪmpleɪt] n (on door)plaque f
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[ˈneɪmˌpleɪt] n (on door) → targa, targhetta
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(neim) noun
1. a word by which a person, place or thing is called. My name is Rachel; She knows all the flowers by name.
2. reputation; fame. He has a name for honesty.
1. to give a name to. They named the child Thomas.
2. to speak of or list by name. He could name all the kings of England.
ˈnameless adjective
1. not having a name. a nameless fear.
2. not spoken of by name. The author of the book shall be nameless.
ˈnamely adverb
that is. Only one student passed the exam, namely John.
ˈnameplate noun
a piece of metal, plastic etc with a name on it. You will know his office by the nameplate on the door.
ˈnamesake noun
a person with the same name as oneself.
call (someone) names
to insult (someone) by applying rude names to him.
in the name of
by the authority of. I arrest you in the name of the Queen.
make a name for oneself
to become famous, get a (usually good) reputation etc. He made a name for himself as a concert pianist.
name after , (American) name for
to give (a child or a thing) the name of (another person). Peter was named after his father.
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A DOCTOR WHO train nameplate will go under the hammer to raise money for charity.
An oak nameplate carrying the name Islas Malvinas in brass letters went under the hammer for pounds 5,040 at an auction of military memorabilia by auctioneers Bonhams.
A plastic Victorian style street nameplate was installed at Alcester Road, Moseley, next to the Chantry Road junction.
At the top of the nameplate list--the 12th year running--is Lexus.
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Comedian Frank Skinner has unveiled the nameplate of a tram named after former England soccer striker Jeff Astle.
'The King', as he was known by generations of Baggies fans, is the first person to be honoured with a nameplate on the Wolverhampton to Birmingham Metro.