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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Name  \Name\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Named};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Naming}.]  [AS.  namian.  See  {Name},  n.] 
  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 
  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. 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
  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  approvied  by  the  whole 
  committee"  [syn:  {appointment},  {assignment},  {designation}] 

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