named Definition

  • 1having a specified name
  • 2to give a name to someone or something

Using named: Examples

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

  • Example

    The cat named Whiskers is sleeping on the couch.

  • Example

    She was named after her grandmother.

  • Example

    The new restaurant is named after the owner's daughter.

  • Example

    He named his son after his favorite musician.

named Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with named

  • to give someone or something the same name as another person or thing


    The city is named after the famous explorer.

  • well-named

    having a name that suits the person or thing it belongs to


    The dog was well-named because he barked at everything.

  • self-named

    having a name that one has given oneself


    The band was self-named and had a unique sound.


Summary: named in Brief

The term 'named' [neษชmd] can be used as an adjective to describe someone or something with a specific name, or as a verb to give a name to someone or something. Examples include 'The cat named Whiskers is sleeping on the couch.' and 'She was named after her grandmother.' Phrases like 'named after' and 'well-named' are also common.

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