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noun     name pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] a word or set of words by which a person or thing is usually known

    My name is Judith Kramer.

    Please write your name, address, and telephone number on the list.

    name of:

    What’s the name of this flower?

    name for:

    I think it’s a great name for a band.

  2. 2
    [countable] a word or words that someone calls another person in order to insult them
    call someone names:

    They used to call me all kinds of names at school.

  3. 3
    [singular] a reputation
    a good/bad name:

    These people have ruined the school’s good name.

    make a name for yourself/make your name (as something):

    He first made a name for himself as a singer.

    have/get a name for (doing) something:

    We have a name for providing professional and discreet service.

  4. 4
    [countable] someone who is famous or well known

    Some of the biggest names in television were there.

    She’s one of the most famous names in country music.

    See also big name
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