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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]