› [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 › 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 → See also brand name → See also Christian name → See also family name → See also first name → See also last name → See also maiden name → See also middle name