name-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: appellation, linguistic reference

Commentary: NAME[+entity][+symbolic][+identifier][+linguistic][+referent][+appellation]

Coriander is another name for the herb cilantro.
His name is also John Smith.
I know these fish by their Latin names.
He is a king in name only. (idiomatic extension, meaning 'appears as')
She took her husband's name when they married.
He told the bully to stop calling him names.
The man had no children to carry on the family name.
What is the brand name of these paper towels?
They were just names on tombstones to the visitors who had never known them.
The police haven't starting naming names yet. (identifying individuals by their appellations)
I can't put a name to that author. (extended usage - implies remembering something)
What's in a name, a rose by any other would smell as sweet. (approximate line from Romeo and Juliet)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 6

Sense Number 2: by the authority or sanction of

Commentary: NAME[+relation][+role][+instrument][+authority/+justification]

Stop, in the name of love!
What in the name of heaven are you doing?
Open the door in the name of the law.
They called for reforms in the name of progress.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 3: reputation, standing

Commentary: NAME[+state][+social][+reputation]

He made a name for himself at the Air Force Academy.
After the scandal, she tried in vain to restore her good name.
The incident gave the town a bad name.
His name was mud in Washington after that remark.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: notable or famous persons (real or fictional)

Commentary: NAME[+entity][+person][+famous]

They've hired a couple of big Hollywood names for the event.
It's the most respected name in electronics manufacturing. (extended usage - refers to a company)
He is no longer a name in the world of video game design.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: Placeholder: Do Not Choose


WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 6: be destined for

Commentary: Idiom: have_one's_name_on_it

He feared the next bullet would have his name on it.
Mary told Sally that red dress had her name on it. (Sally was destined to wear the dress)

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: idiom_1

Sense Number 7: have in one's possession, own

Commentary: Idiom: have_to_one's_name

Fifty cents was all John had to his name.
That small farm in Iowa is all that family has to its name.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: idiom_2

Sense Number 8: main purpose, importance

Commentary: Idiom: name_of_the_game

The name of the game is to do what you're told and not say anything.
The name of that game is to publish a lot of articles, or write a major book.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: idiom_3