Definition 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

→ 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

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