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1name/ˈneɪm/noun
pluralnames
1name
/ˈneɪm/
noun
pluralnames
Learner's definition of NAME  
[count]
: a word or phrase that refers to or that can refer to a specific person
: a word or phrase that refers to a specific place or thing
   b : a word or phrase that refers to a type or group of things
: the general opinion that most people have about someone or something
: a famous person or thing
— see also big namename-droppingno-name
: a word or phrase that is used to describe and insult someone— usually plural
— see also name-calling

by name

: using a name: by saying the name of someone or something

drag someone's name through the mud

— see 1drag

in all/everything but name

: not in an official way but in every other way

in name only

alsoin name
— used to describe a person or thing that does not have the qualities that its name suggests

in someone's/something's name

orin the name of someone/something
— used to say that something officially or legally belongs to a specified person
   b — used to say that something has or uses the name of a specified person
— used to say that something is done with the authority of a specified person or thing
— used to say that something is given as the official reason for doing something

know (someone) by name

: to know a person well enough to know the person's name
: to know a person's name only

make your name

ormake a name for yourself
: to become well-known or famous

put a name to (someone or something)

: to think of and say the name of (someone or something)

take someone's name in vain

— see vain

the name of the game

informal
: the basic goal or purpose of an activity

to your name

: belonging to you

under someone's/something's name

orunder the name (of) someone/something
— used to say that something officially or legally belongs to a specified person
— used to say that something has or uses the name of a specified person

with someone's name on it

informal
: intended for someone

your name is mud

— see mud
2name/ˈneɪm/verb
namesnamednaming
2name
/ˈneɪm/
verb
namesnamednaming
Learner's definition of NAME  
[+ object]
: to give a name to (someone or something)
: to say the name of (someone or something)
: to choose (someone) to be (something)
: to decide on or choose (something)

name names

: to say the names of people who were involved in something

name your price

: to say how much you want to pay for something or how much you want to sell something for

you name it

informal
: anything you could say or think of
3name/ˈneɪm/adjective
3name
/ˈneɪm/
adjective
Learner's definition of NAME  
always used before a nounchiefly US
: having a well-known name and good reputation
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