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NAME, n.

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 .

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

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

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

NAME, 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 .

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. 1 Samuel 16 .

4. To entitle.

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

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Name'. King James Dictionary.

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