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FORENAME

 Dictionary entry overview: What does forename mean? 

FORENAME (noun)
  The noun FORENAME has 1 sense:

1. the name that precedes the surname

  Familiarity information: FORENAME used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORENAME (noun)


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Meaning:

The name that precedes the surname

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

first name; forename; given name

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

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forename"):

baptismal name; Christian name (the first name given to Christians at birth or christening)

praenomen (the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome)


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