appellation

[ ap-uh-ley-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF appellation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPELLATION

This youth was named Cooper, and was never called by any other appellation in the ship.

The more I study the greater I think is its claim to the appellation of divine.

I know that Pheidias is a sculptor, and that Homer is a poet; but what appellation is given to Protagoras?

By Hera, Socrates, if ever any one deserved the appellation "beautiful and good," you are that man!

More than ever the lad felt his appellation of The Wolf was well deserved.

Chao Mêng-fu—known also under the appellation of Tzuŭ-ang—was born in 1254.

Any appellation preceded by the adjective theoretical fitted them snugly.

Portrait of Utenbogaerd, known under the appellation of the "Gold Weigher."

Sanchez smiled ruefully, as he had once before, at Jan's appellation for the community.

In my present humour I was far from disputing the appellation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from Old French apelacion (13c.), from Latin appellationem (nominative appellatio) "an addressing, accosting; an appeal; a name, title," noun of action from past participle stem of appellare (see appeal). Meaning "designation, name given to a person, thing, or class" is from mid-15c., from a sense also found in Middle French appeler.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPELLATION

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