• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n By-name A nickname.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dentyne gum was invented in 1899 by a druggist from New York named Franklin V. Canning
    • n by-name A secondary name; an epithet.
    • n by-name A nickname.
    • n by-name A pseudonym; a nom-de-plume.
    • by-name To give a nickname to.
    • ***


  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We do what we must, and call it by the best names.”


In literature:

One merchant prince, Sanderson by name, was still very keen, and he helped Davis to fit out yet another expedition.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
There is also a further problem offered by names in -er.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
With one special utterance of Professor Virchow his translator connects me by name.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Sometimes it is deemed an unpardonable thing to call another by name; he must be addressed, or spoken of by an epithet.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Heinrich Frauenlob, the famous minstrel, who had won his name by his songs in women's praise, {95} is by birth a knight, Dietherr zur Meise.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
First, that the name of Shem is put by mistake for that of Noah.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
One, Stoneman by name, interested me.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
They also addressed Tupia by name, showing that they had heard of the English from their friends.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
They go by the name of Johnson yet.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He did not mention Bismarck by name; he spoke instead of a certain bogey.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann

In poetry:

A cunning woman lived hard by,
A sorceressing dame,
Was her uncommon name.
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
O is it Love or is it Fame,
This thing for which I sigh?
Or has it then no earthly name
For men to call it by?
"Oh, Is It Love?" by Amy Levy
He fled from Fame; but Fame
Sought him in his retreat,
Demanding for the world one name
Made deathless by defeat.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
I ask the name then of that isle,
Among the cluster plac'd,
Which was by cruelty, awhile
And treachery disgrac'd.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
And envy is always envy,
Though called by a foreign name,
And perfidy, greed, and malice
Are everywhere the same.
"The Postern Gate" by John Lawson Stoddard
She whistled gayly to the pup
And called him by his name,
And presently the guileless thing
All unsuspecting came.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field

In news:

Gladstone , who goes only by his last name, is also the creator of the web series Hate By Numbers and a contributor to Comedy Central's Indecision Forever.
"Red Nose" just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - "Red Nose" just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- "Red Nose" just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee.
The robbers called him by name and told him to give them his stuff, police said.
A German Short Haired that goes by the name Samantha or Sam and a Golden Labrador that goes by the name Snicker are missing in the 3rd Ave N and 20th Street area of Fargo.
At the end of the taping, President Obama came onstage and, while he didn't mention PSY by name, he clasped his hand .
The Class AA coaches rewarded the Bishop Ryan football team's success on the gridiron by naming five players to the all-state team.
Honor the legend by naming the field after him, Welsh Field at the Brickyard.
It's wonderful and simple: You can search by beer name, characteristic, style, or bar name.
A wolf believed to be OR7, a lone, 2-year-old male named "Journey" by Oregon students, was photographed by a remote trail camera in Oregon on Nov 14.
Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis — don't make me humiliate you by naming names — know how obsessed I am about locating a high-quality image of several "Lost Memphis" establishments around town.
On Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, Rose Marie Barrons was called by name to return home to the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father.
When President Barack Obama criticized Mitt Romney by name this week for embracing a controversial Republican budget proposal, he worded his attack carefully and with bite.
They can start by naming a new leader.

In science:

As an algebraic structure, conformal algebra had been essentially used by vertex operator algebraists for quite a few years before the name of conformal algebras was introduced by Kac [K1].
Simple Conformal Algebras Generated by Jordan Algebras
These regimes cannot be treated by the mean-field approximation, but are characterized by a universal feature of large density fluctuations, namely, semicircular scattering lineshapes.
Random Scattering by Atomic Density Fluctuations in Optical Lattices
The name is justified by the fact that they are solved by the conjugates of the holomorphic complex functions.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
In helium droplets, rotations can be induced and probed by acting on embedded impurities, namely, by studying their rotational transitions.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Orbifolds were first introduced by Satake under the name “V-manifold” (cf and ) and rediscovered by Thurston who called them “orbifolds” (cf ).
Orbispaces and Orbifolds from the Point of View of the Borel Construction, a new Definition