Definition of "names" []

  • A word or term by which a person or thing is commonly and distinctively known (noun)
  • Mere outward appearance or form as opposed to fact (esp in the phrase in name) (noun)
  • A word, title, or phrase descriptive of character, usually abusive or derogatory (noun)
  • Reputation, esp, if unspecified, good reputation (noun)
  • A famous person or thing (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A member of Lloyd's who provides part of the capital of a syndicate and shares in its profits or losses but does not arrange its business (noun)
  • To give a name to; call by a name (verb)
  • To refer to by name; cite (verb)
  • To determine, fix, or specify (verb)
  • To appoint to or cite for a particular title, honour, or duty; nominate (verb)
  • To ban (an MP) from the House of Commons by mentioning him or her formally by name as being guilty of disorderly conduct (verb)
  • Plural form of name. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of name. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "names" in a sentence
  • "+ -- _From the following words select and write in one column those names that distinguish individual things from others of the same class, and in another column those words that are derived from individual names_: --"
  • "Test memory for _names_ of objects by preparing five lists of names, eight names in a list, and reading the names as in experiment No.  1."
  • "The fourth to the giving of the names of ‘bodies’ to ‘names’ or ‘speeches, ’ as they do that say that ‘there be things universal, ’ that ‘a living creature is genus, ’ or ‘a general thing, ’ etc."