Meaning of “name” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /neɪm/
Extra Examples
The book describes how plants are named and classified.There will be a ceremony to name the ship.They haven't named their new baby yet.The story is about a cat named Felix.A merchant named William Neale founded the business in 1879.

B1 to give someone or something a name:

[ + two objects ] We named our first son Mike.
A young boy named Peter answered the phone.

B1 to say what the name of someone or something is:

[ often passive ] The dead man has been named as John Kramer.
She cannot be named for legal reasons.

B2 to announce who has got a new job or won a prize:

[ + two objects ] She has been named manager of the new Edinburgh branch.
you name it

something that you say that means anything you say or choose:

I've never seen such a wide selection. You name it, they've got it.

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