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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
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The name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
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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