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Meaning of “name” in the English Dictionary

"name" in British English

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namenoun

uk   us   /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 ​finallyagreed on the name Luca for ​ourson. 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). The ​fans' ​actions gaveourteam a bad name in the ​youthleague 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 need 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 ​yourreal name: In the ​businessworld 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'm here to ​pick up my ​tickets - I ​reserved them by ​phoneyesterday in the name of Tremin. The ​house is in my wife's name.

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nameverb [T]

uk   us   /neɪm/
  • name verb [T] (GIVE/SAY NAME)

B1 to give someone or something a name: [+ two objects] We named ​ourdogs 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.

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(Definition of name from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"name" in American English

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namenoun [C]

 us   /neɪm/
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 ​famousperson or thing: He’s a ​big name in the ​field of ​fashion. They ​wanted a name ​band for the ​wedding.

nameverb [T]

 us   /neɪm/
to give a name to someone or something: They ​decided to name ​their first ​child Benjamin. To name is also to ​choose or to ​statepublicly: The ​president has ​yet to name a new ​ambassador to Russia.
(Definition of name from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"name" in Business English

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namenoun [C]

uk   us   /neɪm/
a well-known and ​successfulcompany, ​person, or ​product: a big/famous name Some ​big names in the ​technologysector were ​hardesthit.
the ​reputation of a ​company, ​person, or ​product: good/bad name It is hard to put a ​value on a firm's good name.
make your name to become famous by ​achieving something: He had already made his name on Wall Street in the early 90s with his ​high-riskinvestmentstrategies.
[C] (also Lloyd's name) INSURANCE an ​investor who makes large ​sums of their own ​moneyavailable to the ​insurancegroup Lloyds so that it can ​provideinsurance for ​organizations or ​industries that have large ​risks
(Definition of name from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “name”
in Korean 이름…
in Arabic اِسْم…
in Malaysian nama…
in French nom, réputation…
in Russian имя, название…
in Chinese (Traditional) 名字,名稱, 名譽,名聲, 名人…
in Italian nome, titolo…
in Turkish ad, isim…
in Polish imię, nazwisko, nazwa…
in Spanish nombre, fama, reputación…
in Vietnamese tên, danh tiếng…
in Portuguese nome, título…
in Thai ชื่อ, ชื่อเสียง…
in German der Name, der Ruf…
in Catalan nom…
in Japanese 名前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 名字,名称, 名誉,名声, 名人…
in Indonesian nama, kemashuran…
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“name” in British English

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