Online Google Dictionary

surname 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Font size:

surnames, plural;
  1. Give a surname to
    • - Eddie Penham, so aptly surnamed, had produced a hand-painted sign for us
  1. A hereditary name common to all members of a family, as distinct from a given name

  2. A name, title, or epithet added to a person's name, esp. one indicating their birthplace or a particular quality or achievement
    • - by his successes there, he acquired the surname of “the African.”

  1. the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
  2. A surname is a name added to a given name and is part of a personal name. In many cases, a surname is a family name; the family-name meaning of "surname" first appeared in 1375. Many dictionaries define "surname" as a synonym of "family name". ...
  3. A name that indicates to which family a person belongs, normally following that person’s given name(s) in Western culture, and preceding it in Eastern; To give a surname; To call by a surname
  4. (Surnames) of Spanish nobility, as well as surnames belonging to the Spanish colonial administrators in the Philippines (which had acquired connotation of prestige in the archipelago) were explicitly prohibited.
  5. This field is used to record the surname of the contact person for the particular organisation.
  6. the “family” or “last” name of a group of related individuals
  7. the family name that is passed down directly through generations or created. It is usually based on a name, title, or epithet added to a person's name or names, esp. one derived from his birthplace or from some quality or achievement. {O}
  8. The (last or family) name that a person bears in common with others in his or her family; as distinguished from a given or Christian name.
  9. n. 1. Your last name. Strictly speaking this word is also an American word, but it has been included because the phrase ``last name'' is never found in the U.K. Whenever a British person wishes to know your name, he will invariably say ``What's your surname?''
  10. The family name of an individual usually found in a list associated with someone's genealogy research.
  11. Contains the legacy of the founder(s) in the brand name who happened to be leaders in their industries.
  12. family name passed from one generation to the next; last name. In Western cultures the surname follows the given name(s); in many Eastern cultures, it precedes the given name. In Spanish-speaking cultures, an individual has two surnames, one inherited from the father, and one from the mother.
  13. spelling has evolved over centuries and until the 20th century, the spelling of a surname was not fixed.