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- I UK [neɪm] / US
Word forms "name":
singular name plural namesTalking or writing about names:first name/Christian name a personal name that you are given when you are born: The children call me Mrs Jones, but actually my first name is Mary. last name or /surname your family name: Will you change your surname if you marry? second/middle name the name that comes after your first name but is not often used except to identify you formally: My second name is Victoria, after my grandmother. maiden name a woman's last name before she was married: I still use my maiden name for work purposes. nickname an invented name that other people call you, especially when you are young: His nickname was Penguin because of the way he walked. stage name a name that actors use in their professional career that is different from their real name: She thought Joan Smith was too boring, so she decided to use the stage name Maria Vitalez. nom de plume/pen name/pseudonym a name that writers sometimes use so that their real identity is not known: She wrote all her detective novels under the pen name Barbara Greensmith. initials the first letters of each of your names: His initials H.I. were carved on the side of the desk. title an official name that you put in front of your own name that shows your status in society: Officially my title is Doctor Jones, but most people just call me Janet. ♦ When his father dies he will have the title of Duke of Cumberland. alias a false name that someone, especially a criminal, uses to keep their real identity secret: He went under several aliases, including Bernard Kopf and Harold Gene.1) [countable] a word or set of words by which a person or thing is usually known
My name is Judith Kramer.name of:
Please write your name, address, and telephone number on the list.name for:
What's the name of this flower?
I think it's a great name for a band.2) [countable] a word or words that someone calls another person in order to insult themcall someone names:
They used to call me all kinds of names at school.3) [singular] a reputationa good/bad name:make a name for yourself/make your name (as something):
These people have ruined the school's good name.have/get a name for (doing) something:
He first made a name for himself as a singer.
We have a name for providing good value-for-money holidays.4) [countable] someone who is famous or well known
Some of the biggest names in television were there.
She's one of the most famous names in country music.See:•- by nameSee:
II UK [neɪm] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "name":
present tense I/you/we/they name he/she/it names present participle naming past tense named past participle named1) to give someone or something a namename someone/something something:
Have you named the baby yet?aptly/appropriately named:
We named our puppy Patch.
The Palms Hotel is aptly named.2) to know and say what the name of someone or something isname someone/something as something:
How many world capitals can you name?
They've been named as the chief suspects in the investigation.3) to decide on and state something such as a date, time, place, or pricename your price (= say how much money you want for something):
Name a time, and I'll be there.
I really want it. Just name your price!4) to choose someone for a particular job, position, or prizename someone something:name someone to something:
He was named player of the year at the awards ceremony.name someone as something:
She was named to the post last Wednesday.name someone to do something:
Weston was named as captain of the England Under-19 team.
They've asked that a special prosecutor be named to investigate.•- name forSee:few
English dictionary. 2014.