Definition of Namesake

1. Noun. A person with the same name as another.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul



Definition of Namesake

1. n. One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another.

Definition of Namesake

1. Noun. One who is named after another or for whom another is named. ¹

2. Noun. A person with the same name as another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Namesake

1. one who is named after another [n -S]

Namesake Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Namesake

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namesake (current term)
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Literary usage of Namesake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"... namesake, as bright as ever this year, with its abundant pictures, clever stories, and taking board covers ; the " Little Folks' Picture Gallery. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... (quoted from the same letter in Note 245) may have been by the connivance of his namesake, if not relative, the Mayor'. NOTE 249, Page 138. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"... and namesake. Bishop Thomas Barlow [see BARLOW, THOMAS], Bishop Barlow's published works are as follows: 1. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"CHAP, excites the ideas of elegance and pleasure, was usurped LX' by his namesake, ... namesake ..."

5. The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson by Sarah N. Randolph (2001)
"Letter to namesake.—To John Adams.—Declining Health. ... young namesake. Jefferson accordingly wrote the following beautiful note to be kept for him until ..."

6. Poems by Harriet McEwen Kimball (1889)
"MY namesake. silvery clouds the silvery showers Fell o'er the earth ... An April babe my namesake came One April day; Just claimed on earth her place, ..."

7. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"The " Pink 'un" is a sobriquet for the English Sporting Times, which, like its An.erican namesake and imitator, is printed on pink paper. Pipe — Eye. ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... maxima (1479-1544) is the work of Hesychius of Sinai (qv), and not of his namesake of Jerusalem. Neither are all the homilies (1449-80) as certainly the ..."

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