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Adjective: naming  ney-ming
  1. Inclined to or serving for the giving of names
    "the naming faculty of children";
    - appellative
Noun: naming  ney-ming
  1. The verbal act of naming
    "the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"
  2. The act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    "the naming had to be approved by the whole committee";
    - appointment, assignment, designation
Verb: name  neym
  1. Assign a specified (usually proper) name to
    "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader";
    - call, know as, be known as, christen
  2. Give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal";
    - identify
  3. Charge with a function; charge to be
    "She was named Head of the Committee";
    - nominate, make
  4. Create and charge with a task or function
    "name a committee";
    - appoint, nominate, constitute
  5. Mention and identify by name
    "name your accomplices!"
  6. Make reference to
    "he was named in connection with the invention";
    - mention, advert [rare], bring up, cite, refer
  7. Classify or apply the appropriate name to, e.g. in botany or biology
    - identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe
  8. Give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    "name the states west of the Mississippi";
    - list
  9. Determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    - diagnose

Derived forms: namings

See also: denotative, denotive

Type of: analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], appoint, canvass, charge, conclusion, constitute, decision, define, denote, determination, determine, enumerate, establish, examine, fix, found, have in mind, institute, itemise [Brit], itemize, label, limit, mean, plant, recite, refer, set, specify, speech act, study, think of

Encyclopedia: Naming

Name, Image and Likeness