name Definition

  • 1a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to
  • 2a famous person
  • 3a reputation

Using name: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "name" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    What's your name?

  • Example

    The company has made a name for itself in the industry.

  • Example

    He's one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

  • Example

    She's trying to clear her name after being accused of theft.

name Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using name

  • call someone names

    to insult or use abusive language towards someone


    He was upset because the other kids were calling him names.

  • drop names

    to casually mention the names of famous or important people one knows or has met


    He's always dropping names of celebrities he's met.

  • to have a good reputation


    The company has a good name for quality products.

Phrases with name

  • using the authority of; on behalf of


    In the name of the law, I demand that you stop!

  • name and shame

    to publicly identify and criticize someone for their actions


    The newspaper decided to name and shame the politician who was caught taking bribes.

  • to become well-known or famous for something


    She made a name for herself as a successful businesswoman.

Origins of name

from Old English 'nama'


Summary: name in Brief

The term 'name' [neɪm] refers to a word or set of words used to identify a person, animal, place, or thing. It can also refer to a famous person or reputation. Examples include 'What's your name?' and 'She's trying to clear her name after being accused of theft.' Phrases like 'in the name of' and idioms like 'call someone names' add depth to the term.

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