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I UK [neɪm] / US noun
Word forms "name":
singular name plural names
Talking 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.

Please write your name, address, and telephone number on the list.

name of:

What's the name of this flower?

name for:

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 them
call someone names:

They used to call me all kinds of names at school.

3) [singular] a reputation
a good/bad name:

These people have ruined the school's good name.

make a name for yourself/make your name (as something):

He first made a name for himself as a singer.

have/get a name for (doing) something:

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.

clear II, household II, mud, penny, vain

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 named
1) to give someone or something a name

Have you named the baby yet?

name someone/something something:

We named our puppy Patch.

aptly/appropriately named:

The Palms Hotel is aptly named.

2) to know and say what the name of someone or something is

How many world capitals can you name?

name someone/something as something:

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 price

Name a time, and I'll be there.

name your price (= say how much money you want for something):

I really want it. Just name your price!

4) to choose someone for a particular job, position, or prize
name someone something:

He was named player of the year at the awards ceremony.

name someone to something:

She was named to the post last Wednesday.

name someone as something:

Weston was named as captain of the England Under-19 team.

name someone to do something:

They've asked that a special prosecutor be named to investigate.

Phrasal verbs:

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