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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
                  • He also had a son named Dave who thought milking a pretty tough job, and who imagined he was getting weak-handed and on the way to milker's paralysis.
                  • On the other end was a first-time auction-goer named Chase Bailey wondering ifhe could still get an auction catalogue for the next day's big event.
                  • THEY NAMED THEIR COMMUNITY of forty-seven homes near Pleasantville, New York, "Usonia" in homage to Frank Lloyd Wright, whose ideas on the way Americans should live together guided their plan.
                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
                  • How much do you want to bet he pitches a tent when he finds out she knows his name?
                  • As soon as I straighten out which of the twins is which, I'll start calling them by their names.
                  • In its elongated form, the shen ring became the cartouche which enclosed and protected a royal 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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