Definitions for anonymousəˈnɒn ə məs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•non•y•mousəˈnɒn ə məs(adj.)

  1. without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, etc.:

    an anonymous letter.

  2. not named or identified:

    an anonymous author.

  3. lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction:

    a row of drab, anonymous houses.

Origin of anonymous:

1595–1605; < L anōnymus < Gk anṓnymos=an-an -1+-onymos; see -onym , -ous

a•non′y•mous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anonymous, anon.(adj)

    having no known name or identity or known source

    "anonymous authors"; "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift"

  2. anonymous(adj)

    not known or lacking marked individuality

    "brown anonymous houses"; "anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. anonymous(adjective)əˈnɒn ə məs

    without giving a name or a signature

    an anonymous letter/call; Witnesses may remain anonymous.; He sent the letter anonymously.

Wiktionary

  1. anonymous(Adjective)

    Lacking a name; not named and determined, as an animal not assigned to any species.

  2. anonymous(Adjective)

    Without any name acknowledged of a person responsible, as that of author, contributor, or the like.

    an anonymous pamphlet; an anonymous subscription.

  3. anonymous(Adjective)

    Of unknown name; whose name is withheld

    an anonymous author; an anonymous benefactor.

  4. anonymous(Adjective)

    Lacking individuality.

    an anonymous office block in a soulless industrial estate

  5. Origin: Borrowed into English around 1600 from anonymus, from ἀνώνυμος, from ἀν- + ὄνυμα, Aeolic dialectal form of ὄνομα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anonymous(adj)

    nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter

Freebase

  1. Anonymous

    "Anonymous" is the second single from Bobby Valentino's second album, Special Occasion The song features and was produced by Timbaland.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anonymous' in Adjectives Frequency: #930


Translations for anonymous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

anonymous(adjective)

without the name of the author, giver etc being known or given

The donor wished to remain anonymous; an anonymous poem.

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