name noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “name” - Learner’s Dictionary

name

noun
 
 
/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).Names and titles
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.Goals and purposes
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.Reputation
call sb names to use impolite or unpleasant words to describe someoneInsults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
→  See also brand name , Christian name , family name , first name , last name , maiden name , middle name , make a name for yourself , the name of the game
Translations of “name”
in Arabic اِسْم…
in Korean 이름…
in Malaysian nama…
in French nom, réputation…
in Turkish ad, isim…
in Italian nome, titolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 名字,名稱, 名譽,名聲, 名人…
in Russian имя, название…
in Polish imię, nazwisko, nazwa…
in Vietnamese tên, danh tiếng…
in Spanish nombre, fama, reputación…
in Portuguese nome, título…
in Thai ชื่อ, ชื่อเสียง…
in German der Name, der Ruf…
in Catalan nom…
in Japanese 名前…
in Indonesian nama, kemashuran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 名字,名称, 名誉,名声, 名人…
(Definition of name noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More