appellation

Appellation means the name or title by which someone is known. Mark Twain is the famous appellation by which everyone remembers author and humorist Samuel Clemens.

An appellation is what people call a person or thing — essentially, its name or title. George Herman Ruth's parents may have known him as George, but the rest of the world knew this famous slugger by his appellation, Babe. If you use the word appellation in a discussion of wine, you'd mean the name of the region or vineyard where the wine originated. Champagne is an appellation for the bubbly white wine that comes from the Champagne region of France.

Definitions of appellation
  1. noun
    identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
    synonyms: appellative, denomination, designation
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    street name
    an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
    byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet
    a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
    form of address, title, title of respect
    an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
    title
    an appellation signifying nobility
    Aga, Agha
    title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
    Defender of the Faith
    a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since
    Don
    a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename
    Dona
    a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman
    Frau
    a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
    Fraulein
    a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
    Hakham
    a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
    Herr
    a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
    Miss
    a form of address for an unmarried woman
    Mister, Mr, Mr.
    a form of address for a man
    Mrs, Mrs.
    a form of address for a married woman
    Ms, Ms.
    a form of address for a woman
    Rabbi
    a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
    Reverend
    a title of respect for a clergyman
    Senor
    a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'
    Senora
    a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'
    Senorita
    a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'
    Signora
    an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
    Signorina
    an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
    Very Reverend
    a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)
    Lordship
    a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge
    Ladyship
    a title used to address any peeress except a duchess
    baronetcy
    the title of a baron
    viscountcy
    the title of a viscount
    Father, Padre
    `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
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    name
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known
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