Name v. t. [imp. & p. p. Named p. pr. & vb. n. Naming.]
1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.
She named the child Ichabod. --1 Sam. iv. 21.
Thus was the building left
Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named. --Milton.
2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
None named thee but to praise. --Halleck.
Old Yew, which graspest at the stones
That name the underlying dead. --Tennyson.
3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding; to name someone as ambassador.
Whom late you have named for consul. --Shak.
4. House of Commons To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
Syn: -- To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify; designate; nominate.
adj : inclined to or serving for the giving of names; "the
appellative faculty of children"; "the appellative
function of some primitive rites" [syn: appellative,
n 1: the verbal act of naming; "the part he failed was the naming
of state capitals"
2: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;
"the appointment had to be approved by the whole
committee" [syn: appointment, assignment, designation]