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Definition 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…
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