name1 [ neım ] noun ***
1. ) count a word or set of words by which a person or thing is usually known:
My name is Judith Kramer.
Please write your name, address, and telephone number on the list.
name of: What's the name of this flower?
name for: I think it's a great name for a band.
2. ) count a word or words that someone calls another person in order to insult them:
call someone names: They used to call me all kinds of names at school.
3. ) singular a reputation:
a good/bad name: These people have ruined the school's good name.
make a name for yourself/make your name (as something): He first made a name for himself as a singer.
have/get a name for (doing) something: We have a name for providing professional and discreet service.
4. ) count someone who is famous or well known:
Some of the biggest names in television were there.
She's one of the most famous names in country music.
a household name (=known by everyone): This role has turned him into a household name.
by name
referring to someone or something by using their name:
Did she ask for us by name?
We knew only one of them by name.
by the name of something
called something:
a Confederate soldier by the name of William Bayne
clear someone's name
to do something that shows that someone is not guilty of something wrong or illegal that they have been accused of:
Cannon called a press conference Monday, asking the State Department to clear his name.
give your name to something
to be the reason why something is called by a particular name, especially because you have discovered or invented it:
Alessandro Volta, the scientist who gave his name to the volt
go by the name of something
to use a particular name, especially when it is not your real name:
a young singer who went by the name of Joni Jones
something has someone's name on it OFTEN HUMOROUS
used for saying that someone should have something, or that it is appropriate for them:
That last piece of cake has my name on it.
in all but name
a situation that exists in all but name does exist, although it is not given an official name or title:
He was king in all but name.
in God's/heaven's name SPOKEN
used in questions for expressing anger or surprise:
What in heaven's name is he talking about?
in name only
something that exists in name only has an official name, but has none of the qualities you think of when you hear that name:
Theirs was a marriage in name only.
in the name of
1. ) representing someone or something:
They said they came in the name of peace.
2. ) using the authority given by someone or something:
She claimed to be acting in the name of the heirs to the estate.
the name of the game INFORMAL
something you must do if you want to be successful at a particular activity or business:
The name of the game is getting to know the right people.
put a name to
to remember or say what someone or something is called:
I had a feeling that I could not quite put a name to.
put a name to a face
to remember the name of someone you recognize:
I'm sure I know him, but I can't put a name to the face.
to someone's name
used for saying what someone has or does not have, especially when it is very little or nothing:
John? He hasn't got a suit to his name.
not have a penny to your name (=have no money): When I met you, you didn't have a penny to your name.
under the name of something
using a name that is not your real name:
Her poems first appeared in 1749, under the name of Sylvia.
name 2 [ neım ] verb transitive ***
1. ) to give someone or something a name:
Have you named the baby yet?
name someone/something something: We named our puppy Buddy.
aptly/appropriately named: The Palms Hotel is aptly named.
2. ) to know and say what the name of someone or something is:
How many state capitals can you name?
name someone/something as something: They've been named as the chief suspects in the investigation.
3. ) to decide on and state something such as a date, time, place, or price:
Name a time, and I'll be there.
name your price (=say how much money you want for something): I really want it. Just name your price!
a ) name the day to decide on a date for your wedding and tell people about it:
Have they named the day yet?
4. ) to choose someone for a particular job, position, or prize:
name someone something: He was named player of the year at the awards ceremony.
name someone to something: She was named to the post last Wednesday.
name someone as something: Weston was named as captain of the Varsity football team.
name someone to do something: They've asked that a special prosecutor be named to investigate.
name and shame
to publish embarrassing facts about a person or organization, especially in order to persuade them to change their behavior or policies:
We intend to name and shame companies which use child labor.
name names
to state publicly the names of people involved in something dishonest or illegal:
a witness willing to name names
you name it INFORMAL
used after a list for saying that most other things of the same type are also possible or available:
Everglades Camp offers horseback riding, tennis, water sports, you name it.
=> FEW
`name ,after phrasal verb transitive
name someone after someone/something to give someone or something the same name as someone or something else, especially the same FIRST NAME as a member of your family:
Albert was named after his grandfather.
`name ,for phrasal verb transitive AMERICAN
name something for someone/something to give a place or an object the same name as a person or another thing:
The prize is named for the late Mexican writer Juan Rulfo.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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