1. names - noun
· verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
2. name - noun
· a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
3. name - noun
· a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
4. name - noun
· family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
5. name - noun
· a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
6. name - noun
· by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
7. name - noun
· a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
8. name - verb
· assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
9. name - verb
· give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
10. name - verb
· charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
11. name - verb
· create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
12. name - verb
· mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
13. name - verb
· make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
14. name - verb
· identify as in botany or biology, for example
15. name - verb
· give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
16. name - verb
· determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
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