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name

noun uk   /neɪm/ us  
A1 [C] the word or words that a person, thing, or place is known by: "Hi, what's your name?" "My name's Diane." Please write your full (= complete) name and address on the form. What's the name of that mountain in the distance? We finally agreed on the name Luca for our son. The students were listed by name and by country of origin. B2 [C usually singular] the opinion or reputation that someone or something has: She went to court to clear her name (= prove that the bad things said about her were not true). Their actions gave British football a bad name in Europe at that time. They're trying to restore the good name of the manufacturer. [C] someone who is famous or has a good reputation: It seemed like all the big names in football were there. by the name of sth formal called: I've got to talk to a professor by the name of Bin Said. go by the name of sth to give yourself a name that is not your real name: In the business world he goes by the name of J. Walter Fortune. in the name of sb (also in sb's name) for someone or belonging to someone: I've come to collect my tickets - I reserved them by phone yesterday in the name of Tremin. The house is in my wife's name.

name

verb [T] uk   /neɪm/ us  

name verb [T] (GIVE/SAY NAME)

B1 to give someone or something a name: [+ two objects] We named our dogs 'Shandy' and 'Belle'. A man named Dennis answered the door. B1 to say what something or someone's name is: In the first question you had to name three types of monkey. He couldn't name his attacker.

name verb [T] (CHOOSE)

B2 to choose someone or something: Just name the time and I'll be there. Name your conditions/terms/price. Ms Martinez has been named (as) the new Democratic candidate.
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