naming naming  /ˈneɪ mɪŋ/


  1. (n) the verbal act of naming
  2. (n) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
  3. (adj) inclined to or serving for the giving of names


  1. He sold the naming rights to laboratories, buildings and eventually four of the school's six campuses.
  2. Xerox surprised the business world in 2001 by naming the first woman CEO in the company's history: Anne Mulcahy, a 24-year veteran with little hard-core executive experience.
  3. By naming Burris, the governor blatantly ignored warnings by Senate majority leader Harry Reid that any Blagojevich appointee would not be seated by the Senate.


  1. Mitel Introduces Customer-Driven Product Naming Architecture Mapped to Customer Needs and Buying Behavior

    OTTAWA -- Mitel(R) , a leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications software solutions, has introduced a new product naming architecture based on the straightforward language customers ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Belton wants to revise their street naming policy

    The Street Naming Committee will present two alterations to the current street naming policy for the city of Belton. The first possible change is to count non-responsive homeowners as neutral. The second
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KXXV Waco

  3. Apple naming next operating system after Mavericks surf spot

    Apple is switching from its decade-long practice of naming its Mac operating system updates after big cats. Instead, it's paying homage to the geography of its home state. Apple software head Craig Federighi says the next version of Mac OS X will be called "Mavericks," after an undersea rock formation that produces big waves near Half Moon Bay. PHOTOS: 2013 Mavericks Invitational big wave ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KSBW Salinas


  1. "They allege that Blagojevich put a 'for sale' sign on the naming of a United States Senator; involved himself personally in pay-to-play schemes with the urgency of a salesman meeting his annual sales target; and corruptly used his office in an...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: AlaskaReport

  2. "We were asked by the government not to comment about the investigation, but in light of the widespread press coverage and the naming of the referee, Tim Donaghy, we consider it appropriate to make a fuller statement," Stern said late Friday....
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: David Stern Source: USA Today

  3. "I really like the idea of an entire hour of television being dedicated to a person naming one team," Meyers joked Wednesday. "That's really exciting."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Seth Meyers Source: The Associated Press

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