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name (noun)
1.
a) a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing
b) a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity
2.
a descriptive often disparaging epithet - called him names
3.
a) - reputation gave the town a bad name
b) an illustrious record - fame made a name for himself in golf
c) a person or thing with a reputation
4.
- family clan
5.
appearance as opposed to reality - a friend in name only
6.
one referred to by a name - praise his holy name
name (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to give a name to - call
2.
a) to mention or identify by name - refused to name a suspect
b) to accuse by name
3.
to nominate for office - appoint
4.
to decide on - choose name the day of the wedding
5.
to mention explicitly - specify unwilling to name a price
name (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or bearing a name - name tags
2.
appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production
3.
a) having an established reputation
b) featuring celebrities
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
name (adjective)
having a good reputation especially in a field of knowledge
SYNONIMS:
esteemed, estimable, name, prestigious, recognized, reputable, reputed, respected
RELATED WORDS:
honorable, venerable, worthy; creditable, good, praiseworthy; celebrated, distinguished, famed, famous, honored, illustrious, notable, prominent, redoubtable, renowned, well-known
NEAR ANTONYMS:
seedy, shadowy, shady; no-name, obscure, undistinguished, unknown
disreputable
name (noun)
1.
a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known
SYNONIMS:
appellation, appellative, cognomen, compellation, denomination, denotation, designation, handle, moniker ( monicker), nomenclature, title
RELATED WORDS:
baptismal name, Christian name, first name, forename, given name; family name, maiden name, middle name, surname; matronymic, patronymic; byname, diminutive, epithet, hypocorism, nickname, sobriquet ( soubriquet); banner, rubric, tag; alias, cryptonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym; binomial, monomial; trivial name, vernacular; misnomer; brand name, label, trademark, trade name
name (noun)
2.
an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
SYNONIMS:
affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis ( diss), epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense ( offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slur
RELATED WORDS:
catcall, gibe ( jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, torture
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery
name (noun)
3.
outward and often deceptive indication
SYNONIMS:
face, guise, name, outward, seeming, semblance, show
RELATED WORDS:
air, effect, impression; hint, implication, insinuation, resemblance, suggestion; affectation, demonstration, display, fiction, image, imitation, imposture, likeness, make-believe ( make-belief), pose, pretense ( pretence), representation, simulation; cloak, disguise, exterior, facade ( façade), front, gloss, mask, masquerade, patina, Potemkin village, shape, shell, surface, veneer
name (noun)
4.
overall quality as seen or judged by people in general
SYNONIMS:
character, fame, mark, name, note, odor, rep, report, repute
RELATED WORDS:
credit, honor; celebrity, notoriety, renown; image, persona; admiration, regard, reverence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame
name (noun)
5.
a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
SYNONIMS:
big name, cause célèbre ( cause celebre), celeb, figure, icon ( ikon), light, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIP
RELATED WORDS:
favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrum
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lightweight, mediocrity; has-been
nobody, noncelebrity
name (verb)
1.
to give a name to
SYNONIMS:
baptize, call, christen, clepe, denominate, designate, dub, entitle, label, nominate, style, term, title
RELATED WORDS:
brand, stigmatize, tag; denote, specify; miscall, misname, mistitle; code-name, nickname; rechristen, relabel, rename; surname
name (verb)
2.
to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically
SYNONIMS:
advert (to), cite, drop, instance, name, note, notice, quote, refer (to), specify, touch (on upon)
RELATED WORDS:
allude (to), hint (at), imply, indicate, infer, intend, intimate, suggest; point (out), signal, signify; denominate, designate; indicate; bring up, broach, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce; infiltrate, insinuate, worm; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publicize, publish, sound; clarify, clear (up), elucidate, explain, explicate, spell out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight
name (verb)
3.
to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
SYNONIMS:
assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, place
RELATED WORDS:
authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseat
discharge, dismiss, expel, fire
name (verb)
4.
to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
SYNONIMS:
cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, take
RELATED WORDS:
preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on upon)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
decline, refuse, reject, turn down
name (verb)
5.
to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority
SYNONIMS:
designate, fix, name, set
RELATED WORDS:
adopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify; arrange, coordinate, orchestrate; advertise, announce, declare, publish
name (verb)
6.
to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration
SYNONIMS:
choose, conclude, determine, figure, name, opt, resolve, settle (on upon)
RELATED WORDS:
decree, rule; cull, elect, handpick, pick, prefer, select, single (out); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, find, judge, referee, rule (on), umpire; chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull (over), ponder, question, ruminate, study, think (about over), weigh
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver
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