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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Name \Name\ (n[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Named (n[=a]md); p.
pr. & vb. n. Naming.] [AS. namian. See Name, n.]
1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle;
to denominate; to style; to call.
She named the child Ichabod. --1 Sam. iv.
Thus was the building left
Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named. --Milton.
2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to
refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
None named thee but to praise. --Halleck.
Old Yew, which graspest at the stones
That name the underlying dead. --Tennyson.
3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to
nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for
the wedding; to name someone as ambassador.
Whom late you have named for consul. --Shak.
4. (House of Commons) To designate (a member) by name, as the
Speaker does by way of reprimand.
Syn: To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: inclined to or serving for the giving of names; "the
appellative faculty of children"; "the appellative
function of some primitive rites" [syn: appellative,
n 1: the verbal act of naming; "the part he failed was the
naming of state capitals"
2: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;
"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
[syn: appointment, assignment, designation, naming]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
80 Moby Thesaurus words for "naming":
appellation, appointment, assignment, baptism, calling,
characterization, christening, connotative, definition,
demonstrative, denomination, denominative, denotation, denotative,
designation, designative, diagnostic, differentiation, disclosure,
emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expression, expressive,
figural, figurative, fingering, hint, identification, identifying,
ideographic, idiosyncratic, implicative, indicating, indication,
indicative, indicativeness, indicatory, individual, manifestation,
meaning, meaningful, metaphorical, nicknaming, nomination,
ordainment, ordination, pathognomonic, peculiar, picking out,
pointing, pointing out, pointing to, posting, proposal,
representative, selection, semantic, semiotic, show, showing,
signalizing, significant, signification, significative, signifying,
specification, styling, suggestion, suggestive, symbolic,
symbolistic, symbological, symptomatic, symptomaticness,
symptomatologic, tabbing, terming, transferral, typical
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