n. A word by which a person or thing is denoted; the word or words by which an individual person or thing, or a class of persons or things, is designated, and distinguished from others; appellation; denomination; designation.n. Figuratively, an individual as represented by his name; a person as existing in the memory or thoughts of others.n. That which is commonly said of a person; reputation; character: as, a good name; a bad name; a name for benevolence.n. Renown; fame; honor; eminence; distinction.n. The mere word by which anything is called, as distinguished from the thing itself; appearance only, not reality: as, a friend in name, a rival in reality.n. Persons bearing a particular name or patronymic; a family; a connection.n. A person or thing to be remembered.n. In grammar, a noun.n. Right, ownership, or legal possession, as represented by one's name: as, to hold property in one's own name, or in the name of another.n. In behalf of; on the part of; by the authority of: used often in invocation, adjuration, or the like: as, it was done in the name of the people; in the name of common sense, what do you mean? in God's name, spare us.n. In the capacity or character of.n. Compare name of God.n. Synonyms Name, Appellation, Title, Designation, Denomination, Style. Name is the simplest and most general word for that by which any person or thing is called: as, “His name is John,” Luke i. 63. An appellation is a descriptive and therefore specific term, as Saint Louis; John's appellation was the Baptist; George Washington has the appellation of Father of his Country. A title is an official or honorary appellation, as reverend, bishop, doctor, colonel, duke. A designation is a distinctive appellation or title, marking the individual, as Charles the Simple, James the Less. Denomination is to a class what designation is to an individual: as, coin of various denominations; a common use of the word is in application to a separate or independent Christian body or organization. Style may be essentially the same as appellation, but it is now generally limited to a name assumed or assigned for public use: as, the style of his most Christian Majesty; they transacted business under the firm style of Smith & Co.n. Repute, credit, note.To distinguish by bestowing a particular appellation upon; denominate; entitle; designate by a particular appellation or epithet.To mention by name; pronounce or record the name of: as, the person named in a document; also, to mention in general; speak of.To nominate; designate for any purpose by name; specify; prescribe.In the British House of Commons, to mention formally by name as guilty of a breach of the rules or of disorderly conduct calling for suspension or some other disciplinary measure.To pronounce to be; speak of as; call.Synonyms To call, term, style, dub.n. See nam.