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Definitions

  • the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid
    the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v name determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    • v name identify as in botany or biology, for example
    • v name give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of "List the states west of the Mississippi"
    • v name mention and identify by name "name your accomplices!"
    • v name make reference to "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    • v name 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"
    • v name assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to "They named their son David","The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
    • v name create and charge with a task or function "nominate a committee"
    • v name charge with a function; charge to be "She was named Head of the Committee","She was made president of the club"
    • n name by the sanction or authority of "halt in the name of the law"
    • n 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"
    • n name a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
    • n name family based on male descent "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
    • n name 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"
    • n name a person's reputation "he wanted to protect his good name"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Palette Inscribed With the Name of MirikarÎ Palette Inscribed With the Name of MirikarÎ
WHATS IN A NAME WHATS IN A NAME
"I salute you in the name of Jonesville and America." "I salute you in the name of Jonesville and America."
I can write my name on the piano I can write my name on the piano
THE NAMING OF ST. JOHN THE NAMING OF ST. JOHN

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The original name for butterfly was flutterby
    • Name A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts. "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
    • Name A person, an individual. "She seemed to be a good sort of fellow .""They list with women each degenerate name ."
    • Name Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction. "What men of name resort to him?""Far above . . . every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.""I will get me a name and honor in the kingdom.""He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin.""The king's army . . . had left no good name behind."
    • Name The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class. "Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.""What's in a name ? That which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet."
    • Name Those of a certain name; a race; a family. "The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his name, came every day to pay their feigned civilities."
    • Name (House of Commons) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
    • Name 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."
    • Name To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call. "She named the child Ichabod.""Thus was the building left
      Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named ."
    • Name 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.""Old Yew, which graspest at the stones
      That name the underlying dead."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name for the sign "&" which represents the word "and" is ampersand
    • n name A word by which a person or thing is denoted; the word or words by which an individual person or thing, or a class of persons or things, is designated, and distinguished from others; appellation; denomination; designation. In most communities of European civilization at the present day the name a person bears is double—consisting of the family name or surname and the Christian or distinctively personal name, which latter ordinarily precedes the surname, but in some countries stands last. Either of these name-elements may and (the personal name especially) often does consist of two or more names as component parts. An ancient Roman of historical times had necessarily two names, one distinguishing his family or gens, the nomen, or nomen gentilicium, and the other, the prenomen, distinguishing the individual: as. Caius Marius—that is, Caius of the gens of the Marii. Every Roman citizen belonged also to a familia, a branch or subdivision of his gens, and hence had or might have a third name, or cognomen, referring to the familia. This cognomen was always borne by men of patrician estate; and in the case of men of distinction a fourth name or epithet (cognomen secundum, or agnomen) was sometimes added, in reference to some notable achievement of the individual: thus, Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus was Lucius, of the Scipio branch of the Cornelian gens, who had won personal distinction in Asia. Women as a rule bore only the feminine form of the nomen of their gens: as, Cornelia, Tullia. But sometimes, especially at a comparatively late date, they received also an individual prenomen, which was the feminine form of the prenomen of the husband, or, still later, was given to them, as in the case of boys, in infancy.
    • n name Figuratively, an individual as represented by his name; a person as existing in the memory or thoughts of others.
    • n name That which is commonly said of a person; reputation; character: as, a good name; a bad name; a name for benevolence.
    • n name Renown; fame; honor; eminence; distinction.
    • n name The mere word by which anything is called, as distinguished from the thing itself; appearance only, not reality: as, a friend in name, a rival in reality.
    • n name Persons bearing a particular name or patronymic; a family; a connection.
    • n name A person or thing to be remembered.
    • n name In grammar, a noun.
    • n name Right, ownership, or legal possession, as represented by one's name: as, to hold property in one's own name, or in the name of another. In this use the word usually implies that where there is a recorded title it stands in the name referred to, but not necessarily that there is any record of title.
    • n name In behalf of; on the part of; by the authority of: used often in invocation, adjuration, or the like: as, it was done in the name of the people; in the name of common sense, what do you mean? in God's name, spare us.
    • n name In the capacity or character of.
    • n name Compare name of God.
    • n name Synonyms Name, Appellation, Title, Designation, Denomination, Style. Name is the simplest and most general word for that by which any person or thing is called: as, “His name is John,” Luke i. 63. An appellation is a descriptive and therefore specific term, as Saint Louis; John's appellation was the Baptist; George Washington has the appellation of Father of his Country. A title is an official or honorary appellation, as reverend, bishop, doctor, colonel, duke. A designation is a distinctive appellation or title, marking the individual, as Charles the Simple, James the Less. Denomination is to a class what designation is to an individual: as, coin of various denominations; a common use of the word is in application to a separate or independent Christian body or organization. Style may be essentially the same as appellation, but it is now generally limited to a name assumed or assigned for public use: as, the style of his most Christian Majesty; they transacted business under the firm style of Smith & Co.
    • n name Repute, credit, note.
    • name To distinguish by bestowing a particular appellation upon; denominate; entitle; designate by a particular appellation or epithet.
    • name To mention by name; pronounce or record the name of: as, the person named in a document; also, to mention in general; speak of.
    • name To nominate; designate for any purpose by name; specify; prescribe.
    • name In the British House of Commons, to mention formally by name as guilty of a breach of the rules or of disorderly conduct calling for suspension or some other disciplinary measure.
    • name To pronounce to be; speak of as; call.
    • name Synonyms To call, term, style, dub.
    • n name See nam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cher's real name is Cherilyn Sarkasian La Pier.
    • n Name nām that by which a person or a thing is known or called: a designation: that which is said of a person: reputed character: reputation: fame: celebrity: remembrance: a race or family: appearance, not reality: authority: behalf: assumed character of another:
    • v.t Name to give a name to: to designate: to speak of or to call by name: to mention for a post or office: to nominate: to mention formally by name a person in the House of Commons as guilty of disorderly conduct
    • n Name nām (gram.) a noun
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Quotations

  • Anatole France
    Anatole%20France
    “Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.”
  • Nader Shureih
    Nader Shureih
    “God is the name we give our conscience.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Be good. And if you can't be good, be careful. And if you can't be careful, name it after me.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard%20Kipling
    “I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who.”
  • Plato
    Plato
    “They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.”

Idioms

Give a dog a bad name - A person who is generally known to have been guilty of some offence will always be suspected to be the author of all similar types of offence. Once someone has gained a bad reputation, it is very difficult to lose it.
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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me - To be resistant to criticism. This is often said to young children upset over the fact that another child called them something that they did not like.
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Your name is mud - If someone's name is mud, then they have a bad reputation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. nama,; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. namō, L. nomen,perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr. 'o`mona, Scr. nāman,. √267. Cf. Anonymous Ignominy Misnomer Nominal Noun
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. nama; Ger. name; L. nomen.

Usage

In literature:

He later dropped the name Edgar and goes by the name of Willie Richard Gullins.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
If he had never done anything else, it was glory enough to have subscribed his name to that immortal record.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
My papa wuz named Isaac, my mammy wuz named Liza, an' my sisters wuz named Lucy, Candice an' Harriet.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Six beautiful islands were seen during the day, to one of which he gave the name of Marigalante, the name of his ship.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
In 1860 an explorer named Stuart, whose name is remembered in a high peak which he discovered, traversed more than half the distance.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The botanical name of a plant is divided into two parts: first the family name, followed by the species name.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
But the cunning Duke discovers her and gains her love under the assumed name of a student, named Gualtier Malde.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Holinshed names one of them, and Foxe names both.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
My father was named Benjamin Johnson and my mother was named Phoebe Johnson.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He added that he had been pledged not to divulge the name of his friend.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
My first name is Tabitha and it means cat; so I am a double cat, for you see my last name is Catt, too.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
I had no name, so he was given the name of the hamlet where I was lying when they found me, thinking I was dead.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
And a young man named Wyatt began a rebellion in Elizabeth's name that was only put down after severe rioting.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
Roggewein named it Carlshoff, a name which it still retains.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
My name is Haydee, and I am the wife of the Count of Monte-Cristo!
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Her name is Kate Kerrigan along with ten other names.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
The two names, however, might well exist at different periods.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
My steppa named Barnes and I taken dat name.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
They said his name was ... some short name ... at the trial.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
He gave them the name of Johnson, which was the family name of my father's mother and the name of his father.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

"One time I read about, about,
A tar named Tim McGee
And people sighed and up and died
The day he put to sea;
"The Ballad of Hagensack" by Wallace Irwin
Sadly, ass name by name we called the roll,
We heard the dead-bells toll
For the unanswering many, and we knew
The living were the few.
"Within The Gate" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He reach'd the castle; save one, all
Rush'd to his welcome in the hall.
He gazed, but there no EVA came,
Scarce his low voice named EVA'S name!
"The Troubadour. Canto 4" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
"Father! glorify Thy name;"
Vain and blind our wishes are:
This can be no idle prayer,
This can be no worthless claim,
"Father! glorify Thy name."
""Father, glorify Thy Name"" by John Bowring
``The name you gave, that name I bear;
The bond you sealed, I sacred keep;
And, when my brain is dust and air,
Let me within your precincts sleep.''
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
For -- from the first -- your soul was dear to mine,
And dearer it became,
Until my soul, in every prayer, would twine
Thy name -- my child! thy name.
"M * * *" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

He began going by his first name, Abbott, rather than his middle name.
The researchers suggest the letters spell out the name Launtius, a common name among Jews of this period and a name that has shown up on other bread stamps.
My name is Tiffany Roeser and My fiance's name is James Graves.
Valerie (Plame Wilson)—who can be sure which name to parenthesize?—is said to be getting $2.5 million for a memoir of her life as a CIA analyst, demonstrating that the leaking of her name is the best thing that ever happened to her career.
My pet names all of her friends with a flower in their name.
Select country name or names that begin with.
Time for more thought and less name calling name calling needed.
The Democrats try name calling and the words just come out sounding as if the names they are calling are right all along.
Jane Pratt Finds Way to Circumvent Name-Dropping While Still Name-Dropping .
Every year, the gents at Storming the Floor compile said names into a preseason all-name team.
Controversy over the name of Negro Creek, has inspired some area residents to try to change its name, and others to honor its history.
His name was Moses, and despite his having five of the most famous books in world history named after him, he is somehow not a part of Safire's collection of famous orators .
ANAMOSA, Iowa — "These are my kids," 80-year-old Atha Jensen says of a friendly but outspoken golden retriever named Daisy Mae and a personable cat named Charlie Simba.
I recently mentioned that we got a puppy that we named Blaze I'm beginning to think we got the name right based on the speed at which he moves around the house.
The Japanese pianist has performed with Parker's groups and recorded under her own name, and you get the feeling that it won't be long before she gets some name recognition.
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In science:

Otherwise, the name of the file will be added at two different places, namely for libProcess la SOURCES and libProcess la OBJECTS, since these ob ject files should belong to the library Process.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Set Name() is used to set the name of the variable.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Get Name() returns the name of the variable.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Queried with the name of some vertex the oracle outputs the names of the neighbors of this vertex.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Thus one needs to examine how names of real numbers can be named under this limitation.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
As is well known, this type of naming gives names to the real number equivalents of all rational numbers.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
There are some simple measure theoretic characterizations, or more precisely necessary and/or sufficient conditions, of when an R-name for a pregap names a Souslin gap and related phenomenon.
Random gaps
Namely, we assign an individual street ID code to each continuous part of it even if all of them share the same street name.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Each node v of Tn,d has a natural name, name (v), the concatenation of labels along the path from the root of Tn,d to v .
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
An (n, d)-ToC T is valid if for al l internal v and for each pair of s, t ∈ Jn with φCv (s) = t, name (us ) and name (ut ) share a common suffix of length height (v)−1, where us and ut, respectively, are the tails of the sth -successor and tth -successor of v .
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
Among them, n nodes, named H-nodes, move horizontally; and the other n nodes, named V-nodes, move vertically. (ii) Using (xi, yi ) to denote the position of node i.
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models
Continuous reading of names, ωω -bounding: Let ν be the name of a function from ω to ω and p ∈ P .
Even more simple cardinal invariants
Therefore, d can be named by a name ˙d which involves for each α < λ a single antichain of Add(λ, λ+) to determine d(α).
Large Cardinals and Definable Well-Orderings of the Universe
Namely, we assign an individual street identification code (ID) to each continuous part of a street even if all of them share the same street name.
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
Name this new category as E xt(DG ), but often will also name it the category of correct syntax diagram.
The topology of syntax relations of a formal language
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