Namesake
Namesake Name"sake`, n. [For name's sake; i. e., one named for the sake of another's name.] One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another. [1913 Webster]

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  • namesake — index call (title) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • namesake — (n.) person named for the sake of someone, 1640s, probably originally (for the) name s sake …   Etymology dictionary

  • namesake — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing with the same name as another. ORIGIN from the phrase for the name s sake …   English terms dictionary

  • namesake — [nān′sāk΄] n. [earlier name s sake] a person with the same name as another, esp. if named after the other …   English World dictionary

  • Namesake — For other uses, see Namesake (disambiguation). Namesake is a term used to characterize a person, place, thing, quality, action, state, or idea that has the same, or a similar, name to another.[1] In the United States, the term is often used for a …   Wikipedia

  • namesake — [[t]ne͟ɪmseɪk[/t]] namesakes N COUNT: usu poss N Someone s or something s namesake has the same name as they do. [WRITTEN] He is putting together a four man team, including his son and namesake Tony 0 Reilly Jnr... Cathedral Notre Dame in Senlis… …   English dictionary

  • namesake — name|sake [ˈneımseık] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from name s sake] sb s namesake another person, especially a more famous person, who has the same name as someone ▪ Like his famous namesake, young Washington had a brave, adventurous… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • namesake — noun (C) sb s namesake another person, especially a more famous person, who has the same name as someone: Like his famous namesake, young Nelson had a brave, adventurous spirit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • namesake — UK [ˈneɪmˌseɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms namesake : singular namesake plural namesakes a person or thing with the same name as someone or something else …   English dictionary

  • namesake — /ˈneɪmseɪk / (say naymsayk) noun 1. someone having the same name as another: *The yellow envelopes contained a smaller white envelope on which the words I think this letter s one of yours had been scrawled by his namesake. –john a. scott, 1988. 2 …   Australian English dictionary

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