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Meaning of name

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  name
      n 1: 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"
      2: a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
      3: family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was
         no one to carry on his name" [syn: {name}, {gens}]
      4: 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" [syn: {name}, {figure}, {public figure}]
      5: by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the
         law"
      6: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase [syn: {name},
         {epithet}]
      v 1: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They
           named their son David"; "The new school was named after the
           famous Civil Rights leader" [syn: {name}, {call}]
      2: 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" [syn: {name},
         {identify}]
      3: charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of
         the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn:
         {name}, {nominate}, {make}]
      4: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a
         committee" [syn: {appoint}, {name}, {nominate}, {constitute}]
      5: mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
      6: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with
         the invention" [syn: {mention}, {advert}, {bring up}, {cite},
         {name}, {refer}]
      7: identify as in botany or biology, for example [syn:
         {identify}, {discover}, {key}, {key out}, {distinguish},
         {describe}, {name}]
      8: give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of;
         "List the states west of the Mississippi" [syn: {list},
         {name}]
      9: determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an
         illness through a diagnostic analysis [syn: {diagnose},
         {name}]


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