Definitions for anonymousəˈnɒn ə məs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•non•y•mousəˈnɒn ə məs(adj.)
without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, etc.:
an anonymous letter.
not named or identified:
an anonymous author.
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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
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
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Translations for anonymous
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
without the name of the author, giver etc being known or given
The donor wished to remain anonymous; an anonymous poem.
- كاتِب (مَجْهول)Arabic
- anonimoPortuguese (BR)
- anonym; ukendtDanish
- אֲנוֹנִימי, אֲלמוֹנִיHebrew
- névtelen, ismeretlenHungarian
- tanpa namaIndonesian
- ókunnur, nafnlausIcelandic
- anoniminis, nežinomasLithuanian
- tanpa namaMalay
- anonym, ukjentNorwegian
- نا بلدPashto
- kimliği bilinmeyen, imzasız, kimliği gizli tutulanTurkish
- 匿名的Chinese (Trad.)
- khuyết tênVietnamese
- 匿名的Chinese (Simp.)
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