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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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NAME, noun

1. That by which a thing is called; the sound or combination of sounds used to express an idea, or any material substance, quality or act; an appellation attached to a thing by customary use, by which it may be vocally distinguished from other things. A name may be attached to an individual only, and is then proper or appropriate, as John, Thomas, London, Paris; or it may be attached to a species, genus, or class of things, as sheep, goat, horse, tree, animal, which are called common names, specific or generic.

2. The letters or characters written or engraved, expressing the sounds by which a person or thing is known and distinguished.

3. A person.

They list with women each degenerate name

4. Reputation; character; that which is commonly said of a person; as a good name; a bad name

5. Renown; fame; honor; celebrity; eminence; praise; distinction.

What men of name resort to him?

6. Remembrance; memory.

The Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven. Deuteronomy 29:20.

7. Appearance only; sound only; not reality; as a friend in name Revelation 3:1.

8. Authority; behalf; part; as in the name of the people. When a man speaks or acts in the name of another, he does it by their authority or in their behalf, as their representative.

9. Assumed character of another.

Had forged a treason in my patrons name

10. In Scripture, the name of God signifies his titles, his attributes, his will or purpose, , his honor and glory, his word, his grace, his wisdom, power and goodness, his worship or service, or God himself.

11. Issue; posterity that preserves the name Deuteronomy 25:6.

12. In grammar, a noun.

To call names, to apply opprobrious names; to call by reproachful appellations.

To take the name of God in vain, to swear falsely or profanely, , or to use the name of God with levity or contempt. Exodus 20:7.

To know by name to honor by a particular friendship or familiarity. Exodus 33:12.

Christian name the name a person receives by baptism, as distinguished from surname.

NAME, verb transitive to call, to name to invoke.

1. To set or give to any person or thing a sound or combination of sounds by which it may be known and distinguished ; to call; to give an appellation to.

She named the child Ichabod. 1 Samuel 4:21.

Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work confusion named.

2. To mention by name; to utter or pronounce the sound or sounds by which a person or thing is known and distinguished.

Neither use thyself to the naming of the Holy One.

3. To nominate; to designate for any purpose by name

Thou shalt anoint to me him whom I name to thee. I Samuel 16.

4. To entitle.

To the name of Christ, to make profession of faith in him. 2 Timothy 4:1.