Definition of namesake in English:


Line breaks: name|sake
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪmseɪk


  • A person or thing that has the same name as another: Hugh Capet paved the way for his son and namesake to be crowned king of France unlike its Scottish namesake, Leven is not by the sea
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    • The similarities between the two namesakes are eerie.
    • Unlike their high street namesakes however, fund supermarkets are not always so hot on choice or price.
    • Unlike her Biblical namesake, Maria sees very little evidence of God's grace.


mid 17th century: from the phrase for the name's sake.

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