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Byname \By"name`\, v. t. To give a nickname to.


n. 1 (context archaic historical English) A secondary name for a person or thing; a person's surname. 2 (context archaic historical English) A nickname. 3 (context UK dialectal Scotland English) A pseudonym; nom-de-plume. 4 (context paganism English) A ritual title for a god or goddess used in Heathenry. vb. (context transitive archaic English) To assign a byname to.

Usage examples of "byname".

You should be able to recall them byname, by indications, by applications.

Then, whenshe comes into the savings and loan, she's treated royally and called byname.