Antonyms for naming

Grammar : Verb
Spell : neym
Phonetic Transcription : neɪm

Definition of naming

Origin :
  • Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").
  • Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.
  • He who once a good name gets,May piss a bed, and say he sweats.["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
  • verb give a title
  • verb choose, designate
Example sentences :
  • Flower-of-the-Maguey, she was called, and she was beautiful beyond all naming.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • If it were so much,” said he, naming a smaller sum, “I could do it.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • Naming him was a portentous proceeding and one not to be lightly gone about.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "To the hereafter," says he, naming the station at the end of the route.
  • Extract from : « Cape Cod Stories » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • That definition requires that the Manxman had no hand in naming Man.
  • Extract from : « The Little Manx Nation - 1891 » by Hall Caine
  • Then she led me to the table, and presented me to the company, naming each to me.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • And then, again, in No. 2, his thoughts on naming country houses.
  • Extract from : « Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884 » by Various
  • The colonel was naming the houses as they passed, with good old names.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • There is some intention, I understand, of naming me as the Nuncio at Florence.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • He had long been desirous,” he said, “of naming a child after his dear old friend, Dr. Green.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs » by Charles Godfrey Leland

Synonyms for naming

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