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EN[neɪm] [-eɪm]
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  • A name is a word or term used for identification. Names can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context. A personal name identifies, not necessarily uniquely, a specific individual human.
  • Caution must be exercised when translating, for there are ways that one language may prefer one type of name over another.
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    Definition of name in English Dictionary

  • NounPLnames
    1. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
      1. Reputation.
        1. An abusive or insulting epithet.
          1. Stop calling me names! ‎
        2. A person (or legal person).
          1. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
            1. (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
              1. An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
              2. VerbSGnamesPRnamingPT, PPnamed
                1. VT To give a name to.
                  1. A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well.
                2. VT To mention, specify.
                  1. He named his demands. ‎
                  2. You name it! ‎
                3. VT To identify as relevant or important.
                  1. naming the problem ‎
                4. VT To publicly implicate.
                  1. The painter was named as an accomplice. ‎
                5. VT To designate for a role.
                  1. My neighbor was named to the steering committee. ‎
              3. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • You were born in the '70s? Were you named after Lisa on As the World Turns?
                  • Were virtue by descent, a noble name / Could never villanize his father's fame. — Dryden.
                  • Their names all sounded the same to me at first, and I had trouble keeping straight who was who.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Names of this sort, theophorous or basilophorous, were regularly given to foreigners residing in Egypt from the New Kingdom onwards, if not earlier; even Joseph was no exception.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • A person is born into their skin group and thus, in addition to a personal name, shares with other relatives who are similarly classified, a skin name.
                  • Conceived in that journey, I was born in space. A child so birthed in desolations, homeless between yestermorrow and noon's midnight must have a proper name.
                  • Although he was found innocent, the allegations had tarred his name.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
                  Related Links:
                  1. en named
                  2. en names
                  3. en namely
                  4. en namesake
                  5. en nameplate
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of name for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "name" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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