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SURNAME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surname mean? 

SURNAME (noun)
  The noun SURNAME has 1 sense:

1. the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

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


 Dictionary entry details 


SURNAME (noun)


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Meaning:

The name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

family name; last name; surname; cognomen

Hypernyms ("surname" 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 "surname"):

maiden name (a woman's surname before marriage)


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