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EPONYM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does eponym mean? 

EPONYM (noun)
  The noun EPONYM has 2 senses:

1. the person for whom something is named
2. the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)

  Familiarity information: EPONYM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EPONYM (noun)


Sense 1eponym [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person for whom something is named

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople

Hypernyms ("eponym" is a kind of...):

name (a language unit by which a person or thing is known)


Sense 2eponym [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The name derived from a person (real or imaginary)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down

Hypernyms ("eponym" is a kind of...):

name (a language unit by which a person or thing is known)


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