(Nall) n. [Either fr. Icel. nal (see Needle); or fr. awl, like newt fr. ewt.] An awl. [Obs. or Prov.
(Nam) [Contr. fr. ne am.] Am not. [Obs.]
(Nam), obs. imp. of Nim. Chaucer.
(Nam"a*ble) a. Capable of being named.
(Na*ma"tion) n. [LL. namare to take; cf. AS. niman to take.] (O. Eng. & Scots Law) A distraining
or levying of a distress; an impounding. Burrill.
(Nam"ay*cush) n. [Indian name.] (Zool.) A large North American lake trout (Salvelinus
namaycush). It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Called also Mackinaw
trout, lake trout, lake salmon, salmon trout, togue, and tuladi.
(Nam"by-pam`by) n. [From Ambrose Phillips, in ridicule of the extreme simplicity of
some of his verses.] Talk or writing which is weakly sentimental or affectedly pretty. Macaulay.
(Nam"by-pam`by), a. Affectedly pretty; weakly sentimental; finical; insipid. Thackeray.
Namby-pamby madrigals of love.W. Gifford.
(Name) n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn,
Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. namo, L. nomen (perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn
to know), Gr. 'o`mona, Scr. naman. &radic267. Cf. Anonymous, Ignominy, Misnomer, Nominal,
1. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether
of an individual or a class.
Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.Gen. ii. 19.
What's in a name? That which we call a roseShak.
By any other name would smell as sweet.
2. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of
Peace.Is. ix. 6.
3. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable
What men of name resort to him?Shak.
Far above . . . every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.Eph. i. 21.
I will get me a name and honor in the kingdom.1 Macc. iii. 14.
He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin.Deut. xxii. 19.
The king's army . . . had left no good name behind.Clarendon.