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noun name pronunciation in British English /neɪm/
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singularname
pluralnames
 
  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 good value-for-money holidays.
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  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.
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    See also big name

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