Part of speech: noun

One who is named after another.

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Usage examples "namesake":

  1. So the tree was saved, and curiously enough by its namesake the " Royal Oak." - "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.
  2. He knew that she wished her little namesake to be always with her, and he wisely intended to say nothing of his wish regarding Rose until his scheme was complete. - "Princess Polly's Playmates", Amy Brooks.
  3. The doll had been my Christmas offering to the woman child, and in the dusk of that joyous day my namesake had craved of its proud mother the boon of holding it a little while. - "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.