having no known name or identity or known source
"anonymous authors"; "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift"
not known or lacking marked individuality
"brown anonymous houses"; "anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service"
Lacking a name; not named and determined, as an animal not assigned to any species.
Without any name acknowledged of a person responsible, as that of author, contributor, or the like.
an anonymous pamphlet; an anonymous subscription.
Of unknown name; whose name is withheld
an anonymous author; an anonymous benefactor.
an anonymous office block in a soulless industrial estate
Origin: Borrowed into English around 1600 from anonymus, from ἀνώνυμος, from ἀν- + ὄνυμα, Aeolic dialectal form of ὄνομα.
nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter
Origin: [Gr. without name; 'an priv. + , Eol. for name. See Name.]
"Anonymous" is the second single from Bobby Valentino's second album, Special Occasion The song features and was produced by Timbaland.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-on′im-us, adj. wanting a name: not having the name of the author, as distinguished from pseudonymous, when another than his real name has been given.—ns. An′onym, a person whose name is not given: a pseudonym; Anonym′ity, the quality or state of being anonymous.—adv. Anon′ymously. [Gr. anōnymos—a, an, neg., and onoma, name.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'anonymous' in Adjectives Frequency: #930
The numerical value of anonymous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of anonymous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
The greatest tragedy for a good quotation is to be anonymous; and for the bad one, is to be known and famous!
I looked with chameleon eyes upon the changing face of the world, looked with anonymous vision upon my uncompleted self.
I’ve heard they’re all representatives of an anonymous donor, from what I’ve heard, he targets ... the fast-food-service industry.
This is not an anonymous artifact from an anonymous survivor, there's such a story behind the history of the boat and the people who were in it and how their lives were affected by the event.
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Translations for anonymous
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- анонимен, безимененBulgarian
- anònimCatalan, Valencian
- bezejmenný, anonymníCzech
- anonym, ukendtDanish
- namenlos, anonymGerman
- anonima, sennomaEsperanto
- gun urrainnScottish Gaelic
- 無名, 匿名Japanese
- anoniem, onbenoemd, naamloosDutch
- anonimowy, bezimiennyPolish
- анонимный, безымянныйRussian
- okänd, anonym, anonymiseradSwedish
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