(nm), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Named (nmd); 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.
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She named the child Ichabod.
1 Sam. iv. 21.
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Thus was the building left
Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named.
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2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
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None named thee but to praise.
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Old Yew, which graspest at the stones
That name the underlying dead.
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3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding; to name someone as ambassador.
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Whom late you have named for consul.
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4. (House of Commons) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
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Syn. -- To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify; designate; nominate.
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