(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. nomen (see nomenclature); reputation, fame, repute. — v. t. [en]title, call, designate, christen; appoint, nominate; style; mention, specify. See commission.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A title]
Syn. proper name, Christian name, given name, cognomen, appellation, designation, first name, family name, compellation, title, prenomen, denomination, surname, agnomen, agname, style, sign, patronymic, matronymic, eponym*, moniker*, handle*; see also signature .
2. [Reputation]
Syn. renown, honor, repute; see fame 1 .
3. [An epithet]
Syn. nickname, pen name, pseudonym, sobriquet, stage name, nom de plume, nom de guerre ( both French), pet name, fictitious name; see also alias .
Insulting names include: devil, imbecile, idiot, blackguard, rat, skunk, dog, pig, fool, moron, punk, brute, cochon, canaille ( both French), ladrón , galopin ( both Spanish), Schweinhund, Schweinigel, Lausejunge, Lausehund ( all German); bum*, boob*, oaf*, goon*, sourpuss*, dumb Dora*, specks*, four-eyes*, skinny*, fatty*, windbag*, buttinski*, meshugana*, nerd*, dork*, doofus*, jerk*, louse*, schmuck*, sap*, sleaze*, creep*, wimp*, weenie*, wuss*, dweeb*, geek*, turkey*, bimbo*, pinhead*, dingbat*, ditz*, airhead*, nitwit*, klutz*, bonehead*, musclehead*; see also curse 1 , insult .
4. [A famous person]
Syn. star, hero, lion, person of renown, celeb*, headline attraction*, blue-booker*, headliner*; see also celebrity 2 , personage 2 .
call names,
Syn. swear at, castigate, slander, defame, attack; see also curse 2 , insult .
in the name of,
Syn. by authority of, in reference to, as representative of; see for .
know only by name,
Syn. be acquainted with, not know personally, have heard of; see know 3 .
to one's name,
Syn. belonging to one, in one's possession, possessed by; see owned .
1. [To give a name]
Syn. call, Christen, baptize, style, term, label, identify, provide with nomenclature, classify, denominate, designate, title, entitle, nickname, characterize, label, ticket, dub*, pin a moniker on*, put the tag on*, give a handle*; see also describe , define .
2. [To indicate by name]
Syn. refer to, specify, signify, denote, single out, mark, suggest, connote, point to, note, remark, index, list, cite; see also mention , refer 2 .
3. [To appoint]
Syn. elect, nominate, select; see delegate 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. appellation nickname, given name, surname, Christian name, epithet, designation, title, sobriquet, *moniker, *handle, *pet name, diminutive, pseudonym, pen name, non de plume.
2. reputation character, repute.
1. christen dub, call, title, nickname, denominate, style, self-style.
2. designate delegate, appoint, nominate, pick.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The word or words by which one is called and identified: appellation, appellative, cognomen, denomination, designation, epithet, nickname, style, tag, title. Slang: handle, moniker. See SPECIFIC, WORDS. 2. Public estimation of someone: character, report, reputation, repute. Informal: rep. See RESPECT. 3. A famous person: celebrity, hero, lion, luminary, notable, personage, personality. Informal: big name. See KNOWLEDGE. II verb 1. To give a name or title to: baptize, call, christen, denominate, designate, dub, entitle, style, term, title. See SPECIFIC, WORDS. 2. To refer to by name: cite, instance, mention, specify. See SPECIFIC. 3. To describe with a word or term: call, characterize, designate, label, style, tag, term. See SPECIFIC, WORDS. 4. To select for an office or position: appoint, designate, make, nominate, tap1. See CHOICE.

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