by name

by name

1. By stating the specific name of someone or something. When you get there, just ask for Joe by name—he'll be expecting you.
2. In the sense of knowing one's name, as opposed to simply recognizing their face. It's pretty impressive that she knows every single student by name—there are hundreds!
See also: by, name

by ˈname

using the name of somebody/something: She asked for you by name.The principal knows all the students by name.I only know her by name (= I have heard about her but I have not met her).
See also: by, name
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