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"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"