by the name of something

called something

an 18th-century Scottish soldier by the name of William Bayne


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • by the name of something — phrase called something an 18th century Scottish soldier by the name of William Bayne Thesaurus: to name, or to have a particular namesynonym general words for names, and types of namehyponym Main entry: name …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the name of something — phrase using a name that is not your real name Her poems first appeared in 1749, under the name of ‘Sylvia’. Thesaurus: relating to names and the process of naminghyponym Main entry: name …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the name of something — using a name that is not your real name Her poems first appeared in 1749, under the name of Sylvia …   English dictionary

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  • go by the name of something — phrase to use a particular name, especially when it is not your real name a young singer who went by the name of Joni Jones Thesaurus: to name, or to have a particular namesynonym general words for names, and types of namehyponym Main entry: name …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer to the name of something — answer to the name of sth idiom (especially of a pet animal) to be called sth • The dog was an ugly brute, answering to the name of Spike. Main entry: ↑answeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go by the name of something — to use a particular name, especially when it is not your real name a young singer who went by the name of Joni Jones …   English dictionary

  • (the) name of the game — the name of the game informal phrase something that you must do if you want to be successful at a particular activity or business The name of the game is getting to know the right people. Thesaurus: necessarysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • name someone/something after — (also for) call someone or something by the same name as Nathaniel was named after his maternal grandfather | Ricksburg, Idaho, named for one Thomas Ricks …   Useful english dictionary

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