What does the word namesake mean?

Usage examples for namesake

  1. So the tree was saved, and curiously enough by its namesake the " Royal Oak." – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by 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 by 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 by Harry Leon Wilson