Meaning of “name” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /neɪm/

A1 [ C ] the word or group of words that is used to refer to a person, thing, or place:

What's your name?
My name's Alexis.
I can't remember the name of the street he lives on.
He didn't mention her by name (= he did not say her name).
in the name of sth

If bad things are done in the name of something, they are done in order to help that thing succeed:

So much blood has been spilt in the name of religion.
a bad/good name

B2 If things or people have a bad/good name, people have a bad/good opinion of them:

Their behaviour gives us all a bad name.
They are trying to restore the good name of the school.
call sb names

to use impolite or unpleasant words to describe someone

(Definition of “name noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)