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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel neym]
    • /wɛl neɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel neym]
    • /wɛl neɪm/

Definitions of well-named word

  • noun well-named a word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known. 1
  • noun well-named mere designation, as distinguished from fact: He was a king in name only. 1
  • noun well-named an appellation, title, or epithet, applied descriptively, in honor, abuse, etc. 1
  • noun well-named a reputation of a particular kind given by common opinion: to protect one's good name. 1
  • noun well-named a distinguished, famous, or great reputation; fame: to make a name for oneself. 1
  • noun well-named a widely known or famous person; celebrity: She's a name in show business. 1

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Origin of well-named

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English nama; cognate with German Name, Gothic namô; akin to Old Norse nafn, Latin nōmen, Greek ónoma, Old Irish ainm, Polish imię, Czech jméno

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Parts of speech for Well-named


well-named popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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