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named \named\ adj.

  1. given or having a specified name; as, an actor named Harold Lloyd; a building in Cardiff named the Temple of Peace. Contrasted to unnamed.

    Syn: called.

  2. bearing the author's name; as, a named source. Opposite of anonymous.

  1. Having a name. v

  2. (en-past of: name)

  1. adj. given or having a specified name; "they called his name Jesus"; "forces...which Empedocles called `love' and `hate'"; "an actor named Harold Lloyd"; "a building in Cardiff named the Temple of Peace" [syn: called]

  2. bearing the author's name; "a named source"


Named may refer to something that has been given a name.

Named may also refer to:

  • named (computing), a widely used DNS server
  • Naming (parliamentary procedure)

In literature:

  • The Named, a fantasy novel by Marianne Curley
  • The Named, a fictional race of prehistoric big cats, depicted in The Books of the Named series by Clare Bell

Usage examples of "named".

Had it not been for a determined English professor named Arthur Holmes, the quest might well have fallen into abeyance altogether.

In the beginning of November I sold shares for fifty thousand francs to a man named Gamier, living in the Rue du Mail, giving up to him a third part of the materials in my warehouse, and accepting a manager chosen by him and paid by the company.

I had likewise occasion to become acquainted at the Venetian Embassy with a lady from Venice, the widow of an English baronet named Wynne.

I have heard the following particulars: Gaetan-Joseph-Jacques left his family, madly in love with an actress named Fragoletta, who performed the chambermaids.

An actress named Quinault, who had left the stage and lived close by, came to call, and soon after Madame Favart and the Abbe de Voisenon arrived, followed by Madame Amelin with a handsome lad named Calabre, whom she called her nephew.

I got down at the inn, I found that the canoness was at Manheim, while in her stead I encountered an actress named Toscani, who was going to Stuttgart with her young and pretty daughter.

He was a worthy man, fond of pleasure, a thorough-paced Epicurean, and had married an actress named Cochois, who had proved worthy of the honour he had laid on her.

States named, it would probably be correct to say that the highest adaptation is found in New York and Pennsylvania, particularly the former, in many parts of which excellent crops are grown.

The adherence of the last named to the Reforming party is perhaps the most significant sign of the times.

Last Five would do for his chances, but the adjudicator, a woman named Komel Sard, looked to be from generation 142, and so would be long past menopause.

As yet she was simply startled by the coincidence, her brain had not had time to absorb its full significance--that Mama Therese should receive a communication from these distinctively named solicitors on the evening of the very day on which they advertised concerning a young woman named Sofia!

The pilot, a clever aeronaut, named Godard, was a little surprised that very soon after leaving the ground he had to begin throwing out ballast, to stop them from sinking.

They even acquired a Great Dane, a four-month-old puppy, big and affectionate, which they named Thora.

Podolak is the farthest eastern outpost of a criminal enterprise with its roots in Afghanistan, under the entrepreneurial direction of an Afghani named Haji Haroon.

Nouda the Terrible kept coming up, as did an afrit named Tchue, and something called Faquarl was notable too in a dozen cultures.