part of speech: noun

definition 1: a word or group of words by which something or someone is known.

  • What is the name of that kind of snake?
  • The name of the thirteenth president of the United States is Millard Fillmore.

definition 2: reputation.

  • She has established a good name for herself.

synonyms: reputation


part of speech: verb

inflections: names, naming, named

definition 1: to give a name to.

  • I named my kitten Fluffy, because she has fluffy fur.

synonyms: call, designate

definition 2: to call or mention by name.

  • The teacher named those who had to stay after school.

synonyms: designate, mention

definition 3: to choose for a particular office or duty.

  • The mayor named him chief of police.

synonyms: appoint, assign, designate, nominate

derivation: named (adj.)