Antonyms for namesakes

Grammar : Noun
Spell : neym-seyk
Phonetic Transcription : ˈneɪmˌseɪk

Definition of namesakes

Origin :
  • "person named for the sake of someone," 1640s, probably originally (for the) name's sake.
  • As in name : noun title given to something, someone
Example sentences :
  • If they cling to the side, their namesakes will lead a quiet life.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Hallowe'en » by Ruth Edna Kelley
  • The namesakes drop a small portion of the meat on the floor.
  • Extract from : « The Dance Festivals of the Alaskan Eskimo » by Ernest William Hawkes
  • The play of the two namesakes was as different as the poles asunder.
  • Extract from : « Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches » by David Drummond Bone
  • He is in bed, and had twenty of his namesakes on his temples this morning.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete » by John Forster
  • He was a mariner, and the two namesakes were in partnership together.
  • Extract from : « Grettir The Strong » by Unknown
  • I laugh, and tell Mr. Potts it's because he and Washington are namesakes.
  • Extract from : « Pencil Sketches » by Eliza Leslie
  • And this wonderful secret is about your namesakes, the violets.
  • Extract from : « Confidences » by Edith B. Lowry
  • Now it is to be told of Njal how he rides to meet these namesakes.
  • Extract from : « The story of Burnt Njal » by Anonymous
  • Stranger still; it is not relationship, it is not chance, that has made them namesakes.
  • Extract from : « Armadale » by Wilkie Collins
  • It is a curious fact that nearly every distinguished musician, composer or executant, has his namesakes.
  • Extract from : « Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work » by Stephen Samuel Stratton

Synonyms for namesakes

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019