Synonyms for designation:
family name, assumed name, nom de plume, Christian Name, last name, misnomer, pet name, a.k.a., nickname, signature, pseudonym, full name, alias, given name, forename, sobriquet, word, maiden name, middle name, nom de guerre, first name.
Other synonyms and related words:
assigning, appointment, date, admission, heading, cognomen, Compellation, sobriquet, recognition, prefix, pseudonym, duty assignment, stipulation, fitting, nomination, signature, naming, assignment, nickname, appointee, word, grant, handle, nomenclature, appellative, engagement, misnomer.
Sense 1 (noun)
first name, a.k.a., alias, assumed name, Christian Name, family name.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
assent, authorization, warrant, blessing, empowerment, certification, sanction, confirmation, notarization, authentication, validation, commission, entitlement, agreement, license, permission, approval, enfranchisement, affirmation, consent.
degree, line, breed, stripe, step, clan, genus, grade, people, persuasion, rank, mold, type, set, species, level, Family, category, classification, class, stock, genotype, variety, order, make, style, taxonomy, series, sort, kingdom, race, grain, strain, caste, denomination, form, kind, feather, ilk, phylum.
delegation, selection (noun)
cue, key, alert, symbol, signal, beacon, gesticulation, gesture, logo, logotype, notation, legend, token, prompt, sign, insignia, wink, banner, crest, brand, signpost, flag, wave, lighthouse, label, tag, ticket, pointer, semaphore, indication, motion, guidepost, stamp, badge, denotation, figuration, icon, emblem, hint, marker.
name, label, mark (noun)
moniker, surname, honorific, identification.
Usage examples for designation:
- In setting down such a list one feels it a pity that so few of the golden- rods and asters have any specific designation in English. - "A Rambler's lease", Bradford Torrey.
- Clearly the term Proverbs of Solomon is simply a late designation of early proverbs the authorship of which, like that of most popular maxims, had long since been forgotten. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
- 14, we should rather expect that " horrid" is here a designation of the multitude. - "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1", Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg.