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Definition of misname verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misname

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈneɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈneɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misname
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈneɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈneɪm//
 
he / she / it misnames
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmz//
 
past simple misnamed
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmd//
 
past participle misnamed
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmd//
 
-ing form misnaming
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈneɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] misname somebody/something to give somebody/something a name that is wrong or not appropriate The Sea View Cafe, facing a building site, seemed to have been misnamed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: misname