name for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] American
present tense
I/you/we/theyname for
he/she/itnames for
present participlenaming for
past tensenamed for
past participlenamed for
  1. name something for someone/something to give a place or an object the same name as a person or another thing

    The prize is named for the late Mexican writer, Juan Rulfo.

See also main entry: name