Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun name

6 senses of name

Sense 1
name -- (a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing")
       => language unit, linguistic unit -- (one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed)

Sense 2
name -- (a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name")
       => repute, reputation -- (the state of being held in high esteem and honor)

Sense 3
name, gens -- (family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name")
       => family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry -- (people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower")

Sense 4
name, figure, public figure -- (a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music")
       => important person, influential person, personage -- (a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events)

Sense 5
name -- (by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law")
       => sanction -- (the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church")

Sense 6
name, epithet -- (a defamatory or abusive word or phrase)
       => defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job -- (a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb name

9 senses of name

Sense 1
name, call -- (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader")
       => label -- (assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'")

Sense 2
name, identify -- (give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

Sense 3
name, nominate, make -- (charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club")
       => appoint, charge -- (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance")

Sense 4
appoint, name, nominate, constitute -- (create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee")
       => establish, found, plant, constitute, institute -- (set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")

Sense 5
name -- (mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!")
       => specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit -- (decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")

Sense 6
mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer -- (make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")
       => think of, have in mind, mean -- (intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!")

Sense 7
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name -- (identify as in botany or biology, for example)

Sense 8
list, name -- (give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi")
       => enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise -- (specify individually; "She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug")

Sense 9
diagnose, name -- (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)
       => analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives")

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