Definition of Naming in English :

Define Naming in English

Naming meaning in English

Meaning of Naming in English

Pronunciation of Naming in English

Naming pronunciation in English

Pronounce Naming in English


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1. naming

the verbal act of naming

Example Sentences:
'the part he failed was the naming of state capitals'

2. appointment, assignment, designation, naming

the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

Example Sentences:
'the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee'


3. appellative, naming

inclined to or serving for the giving of names

Example Sentences:
'the appellative faculty of children'
'the appellative function of some primitive rites'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of naming
the act of giving a name to someone or something
baby namings
Two further class 159 namings are planned for this year

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a. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
b. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly: Don't call me names.
2. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality: a democracy in name, a police state in fact.
a. A reputation: has a bad name.
b. A distinguished reputation: made a name for himself as a drummer.
4. An illustrious or outstanding person: joined several famous names for a photograph. See Synonyms at celebrity.
tr.v. named, nam·ing, names
1. To give a name to: named the child after both grandparents.
2. To mention, specify, or cite by name: named the primary colors.
3. To call by an epithet: named them all cowards.
4. To nominate for or appoint to a duty, office, or honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
5. To specify or fix: We need to name the time for our meeting.
Well-known by a name: a name performer.

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