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name

noun     /neɪm/
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.Names and titles 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.Reputation [C] someone who is famous or has a good reputation: It seemed like all the big names in football were there.Famous peopleImportant people and describing important people by the name of sth formal called: I've got to talk to a professor by the name of Bin Said.Names and titles 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.Names and titles 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.Belongings and possessions Grammar:Names and titles: addressing peopleWhen we talk to someone directly, we use names and titles:See more
(Definition of name noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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