Namesake is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of namesake, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a person with the same name as another
EXAMPLES - Namesake in a Sentence
- "namesake" of whom the men had talked in the train. (source)
- Her namesake is a portly blond actress on Brazilian TV. (source)
- "My namesake was a brother -- son of my father's first wife. (source)
- Alick's; 'wee Jane,' her namesake, is brother Alick's eldest. (source)
- Man leaves cash to 'namesake' towns (From Somerset County Gazette) (source)
- Laurette Cook, widow of the ship's namesake, is the ship's sponsor. (source)
- So speaking, he offered his hand with a smile to his "namesake"; and (source)
- He found out afterwards, however, that his namesake was a sloop-of-war. (source)
- First there was Madonna, the original Hail Mary -- her namesake, that is. (source)
- He will tell you when he gets home how he baptized his namesake on Sunday. (source)
- Athropologie followed with 13% growth, then namesake stores with a 9% increase. (source)
- You don't call our namesake a dirty nickel whore and think you're gonna live long. (source)
- Tarzan Cooper Posted: Jan. 26 at 6: 34 pm in 39, my namesake was the tournament mvp (source)
- But namesake domestic stores had a 0.2% profit drop as same-store sales declined 1.8%. (source)
- Abercrombie said Tuesday the same-store results were led by 8% growth at its namesake operations. (source)
- Although the person whose name is taken by another is sometimes also called the namesake, avoid that usage. (source)
- At Wal-Mart's namesake stores, that measure fell 1.8 percent while at Sam's Clubs, the measure was up 1 percent. (source)
- He ever held that his namesake was the wisest political thinker of all times, and that Mr. Calhoun was his worthy disciple. (source)
- But he conjures up Napoleon more than the other Hank: the only relation to his namesake is a reputation for playing hardball. (source)
- This, my vitriola, my namesake an edging toward being the penultimate Jonkil Polembour, with all the dressings of war, war, war! (source)
- Wal-Mart's strategy to turn around business at its weak U.S. namesake stores remains in flux amid executive departures and reshuffling. (source)
- Bingo, and I hate to say it but my TPM "namesake" LBJ would've said it ALREADY-get the fuck out of the kitchen if you can't stand the heat. (source)
- We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was comfortable and welcoming though slightly odd - just like I hope its namesake is perceived! (source)
- The genius of all things iconic, like the Birkin bag and its namesake, is that it is less about a label and a trend and all about the person carrying it. (source)
- "That is as I wished, my namesake is my heir;" then taking the document, he placed it in the hands of his secretary, adding, "Lay this for the present on my desk. (source)
- It has also parted ways with its London-based namesake, which is having its own money problems but was funneling only a small annual payment to the U.S. affiliate. (source)
- WIMBLEDON, England To understand the perennial cloud that hangs over the British sports world, one needs only to trek up Henman Hill when its namesake is playing at Wimbledon. (source)
- Resurrect-a-pet will have your beloved pet back by your side quick as one dog gestation period! it flashed, and just like its namesake, the site kept resurrecting itself as fast as I closed it. (source)
- The company, which operates namesake stores as well as Anthropologie and Free People shops, has been outperforming its peers during the downturn, increasing sales by latching onto popular trends. (source)
- The Talaat Mustafa Group (TMG), a huge real estate conglomerate through which Mustafa made his billions, doesn't want any stockholders to worry just because the company's founder and namesake is under a death sentence. (source)
- Enter Saphho Ritsos, the Trust operative who, based on her namesake, is intended to be insusceptible to Cankar's irresistible manly charms - the result of him producing "eleven times as many pheromones as ordinary males." (source)
- In June, Churchill Downs CEO Bob Evans indicated Arlington Park's future was in doubt and that even the company's namesake track might have to cut race dates unless alternative forms of gambling such as slot machines are allowed. (source)
- During the post-race press conference, Hushovd, whose first-name namesake is a fictional superhero based on the deity from Norse mythology, was surprised to hear a Norwegian television crew was flying in to cover the Fourth Stage. (source)
- The show's central fixture and namesake is a 22-foot-wide cartographic wonder from 2004 that's divided into four nearly identical white-on-black canvases depicting Calgary, Charleston, Kansas City and Philadelphia as geographic neighbors. (source)
- For the first weekend in about a month, we don't have to worry about a hurricane; Jeanne seems to be headed off to the north after dumping on the DR, and Karl, like his DC namesake, is off in the Atlantic spinning furiously and looking for places to innundate. (source)
- One could reason that it's awkward to have an historic bar without some kind of namesake cocktail; that's what the folks at the Monteleone have done, anyway, so to fill in the gap, they're sponsoring an online competition to come up with a * new* Monteleone Cocktail. (source)
- To my mind it seemed a singular coincidence that the boat which bore the name of the great and good man, who had given me the first joy of my meagre life -- the precious boon of freedom -- and that his namesake should be the means of weighting me with my first great sorrow; this thought seemed to reconcile me to my grief, for that (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "namesake" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 42 synonyms for namesake.
agname, agnomen, alias, appellation, autograph, autonym, brand, cognomen, compellation, denomination, designation, epithet, eponym, flag, handle, head, heading, label, matronymic, moniker, monogram, nickname, nom de guerre, nom de plume, nomen, patronymic, pen name, pet name, place name, prenomen, proper name, pseudonym, rubric, sign, signature, sobriquet, stage name, style, surname, tag, term, trade name
We have 2 antonyms for namesake.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of namesake from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) One that is named after another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
- (noun) A person with the same name as another.
- (noun) A ship or a building that is named after someone or something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) One who is named after or for the sake of another; hence, one who has the same name as another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a person with the same name as another