Webster 1913 Edition
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
Gen. ii. 19.
What’s in a
By any other
name? That which we call a rose
By any other
namewould smell as sweet.
A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
nameshall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Is. ix. 6.
Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.
What men of
nameresort to him?
Far above . . . every
namethat is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.
Eph. i. 21.
I will get me a
nameand honor in the kingdom.
1 Macc. iii. 14.
He hath brought up an evil
nameupon a virgin.
Deut. xxii. 19.
The king's army . . . had left no good
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.
A person, an individual.
They list with women each degenerate
The name a person receives at baptism, as distinguished from
surname; baptismal name; in western countries, it is also called a
A given name, whether received at baptism or not.–
in profession, or by title only; not in reality;–
as, a friend.
In the name of.
In behalf of; by the authority of.“ I charge you
in the duke's nameto obey me.”
In the represented or assumed character of.“I'll to him again
in name ofBrook.”
a plate as of metal, glass, etc., having a name upon it, as a sign; a doorplate.–
a name assumed by an author; a pseudonym or
nom de plume.
a name applied to a particular person, place, or thing.–
To call names,
to apply opprobrious epithets to; to call by reproachful appellations.–
To take a name in vain,
to use a name lightly or profanely; to use a name in making flippant or dishonest oaths.
Ex. xx. 7.
Syn. – Appellation; title; designation; cognomen; denomination; epithet.
Denomination. Name is generic, denoting that combination of sounds or letters by which a person or thing is known and distinguished. Appellation, although sometimes put for name simply, denotes, more properly, a descriptive term (called also
cognomen), used by way of marking some individual peculiarity or characteristic; as, Charles the Bold, Philip the Stammerer. A title is a term employed to point out one's rank, office, etc.; as, the Duke of Bedford, Paul the Apostle, etc. Denomination is to particular bodies what appellation is to individuals; thus, the church of Christ is divided into different denominations, as Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.
namedthe child Ichabod.
1 Sam. iv. 21.
Thus was the building left
Ridiculous, and the work Confusion
Ridiculous, and the work Confusion
To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
namedthee but to praise.
Old Yew, which graspest at the stones
namethe underlying dead.
To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint;
namea day for the wedding; to
namesomeone as ambassador
Whom late you have
(House of Commons)
To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
Syn. – To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify; designate; nominate.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That by which a thing is called; the sound or combination of sounds used to express an idea, or any material substance, quality or act; an appellation attached to a thing by customary use, by which it may be vocally distinguished from other things. A name may be attached to an individual only, and is then proper or appropriate, as John, Thomas, London, Paris; or it may be attached to a species, genus, or class of things, as sheep, goat, horse, tree, animal, which are called common names, specific or generic.
2.The letters or characters written or engraved, expressing the sounds by which a person or thing is known and distinguished.
They list with women each degenerate name.
4.Reputation; character; that which is commonly said of a person; as a good name; a bad name.
5.Renown; fame; honor; celebrity; eminence; praise; distinction.
What men of name resort to him?
The Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven. Deut. 29.
7.Appearance only; sound only; not reality; as a friend in name. Rev. 3.
8.Authority; behalf; part; as in the name of the people. When a man speaks or acts in the name of another, he does it by their authority or in their behalf, as their representative.
9.Assumed character of another.
Had forged a treason in my patrons name.
10.In Scripture, the name of God signifies his titles, his attributes, his will or purpose,, his honor and glory, his word, his grace, his wisdom, power and goodness, his worship or service, or God himself.
11.Issue; posterity that preserves the name. Deut. 25.
12.In grammar, a noun.
To call names, to apply opprobrious names; to call by reproachful appellations.
To take the name of God in vain, to swear falsely or profanely,, or to use the name of God with levity or contempt. Exodus 20.
To know by name, to honor by a particular friendship or familiarity. Exodus 33.
Christian name, the name a person receives by baptism, as distinguished from surname.
1.To set or give to any person or thing a sound or combination of sounds by which it may be known and distinguished ; to call; to give an appellation to.
She named the child Ichabod. 1 Samuel 4.
Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work confusion named.
2.To mention by name; to utter or pronounce the sound or sounds by which a person or thing is known and distinguished.
Neither use thyself to the naming of the Holy One.
3.To nominate; to designate for any purpose by name.
Thou shalt anoint to me him whom I name to thee. I Samuel 16.
To the name of Christ, to make profession of faith in him. 2 Timothy 4.