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name

noun [C]  /neɪm/ us  
a word or words that a person or thing is known by: Hello, my name is Beth. Do you remember the name of that town we visited in Maine? I’m looking for someone by the name of (= who has the name) Stephen Weinberg. A name is also a reputation, esp. a good one: She had made a name for herself as an architect by the time she was thirty. A name is also a famous person or thing: He’s a big name in the field of fashion. They wanted a name band for the wedding.

name

verb [T]  /neɪm/ us  
to give a name to someone or something: They decided to name their first child Benjamin. To name is also to choose or to state publicly: The president has yet to name a new ambassador to Russia.
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