1. [syn: appellation, denomination, designation, appellative]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Appellation \Ap`pel*la"tion\, n. [L. appellatio, fr. appellare:
cf. F. appellation. See Appeal.]
1. The act of appealing; appeal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
2. The act of calling by a name.
3. The word by which a particular person or thing is called
and known; name; title; designation.
They must institute some persons under the
appellation of magistrates. --Hume.
Syn: See Name.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: identifying word or words by which someone or something is
called and classified or distinguished from others [syn:
appellation, denomination, designation,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "appellation":
appellative, baptism, binomen, binomial name, byword, calling,
christening, cognomen, cryptonym, definition, denomination,
designation, empty title, epithet, eponym, euonym, handle,
honorific, hyponym, identification, label, moniker, name, namesake,
naming, nicknaming, nomen, nomen nudum, proper name, proper noun,
scientific name, secret name, style, styling, tag, tautonym,
terming, title, trinomen, trinomial name