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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Name \Name\ (n[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Named (n[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Naming.] [AS. namian. See Name, n.] 1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call. [1913 Webster] She named the child Ichabod. --1 Sam. iv. 21. [1913 Webster] Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention. [1913 Webster] None named thee but to praise. --Halleck. [1913 Webster] Old Yew, which graspest at the stones That name the underlying dead. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding; to name someone as ambassador. [1913 Webster] Whom late you have named for consul. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (House of Commons) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand. [1913 Webster] Syn: To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify; designate; nominate. [1913 Webster]