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ˈeɪ li əsalias

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alias, assumed name, false nameadverb

    a name that has been assumed temporarily

  2. alias, a.k.a., also known asadverb

    as known or named at another time or place

    "Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette"


  1. aliasnoun

    Another name; an assumed name.

  2. aliasnoun

    A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.

  3. aliasnoun

    An abbreviation that replaces a string of in-game commands and thereby reduces typing when performing routine actions or tasks.

  4. aliasnoun

    An spurious signal generated as a technological artifact.

  5. aliasverb

    To assign an additional name to an entity, often a more user-friendly one.

  6. aliasverb

    to become indistinguishable

  7. aliasadverb

    Otherwise; at another time; in other circumstances; otherwise called.

  8. Etymology: From alias, feminine accusative plural of alius. See else and alien.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ALIASadverb

    signifying otherwise; often used in the trials of criminals, whose danger has obliged them to change their names; as, Simpson alias Smith, alias Baker; that is, otherwise Smith, otherwise Baker.

    Etymology: A Latin word,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aliasadverb

    otherwise; otherwise called; -- a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson

  2. Aliasadverb

    at another time

  3. Aliasnoun

    a second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect

  4. Aliasnoun

    another name; an assumed name

  5. Etymology: [L., otherwise, at another time.]


  1. Alias

    Alias is an American action television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a CIA agent. The main theme of the series explores Sydney's obligation to conceal her true career from her friends and family, even as she assumes multiple aliases to carry out her missions. These themes are most prevalent in the first two seasons of the show. A major plotline of the series was the search for and recovery of artifacts created by Milo Rambaldi, a Renaissance-era character with similarities to both Leonardo da Vinci and Nostradamus. This plot and some technologies used in the series place Alias into the genre of science fiction. The series was well received among critics and has been included in several "best of" lists. Alias was in the American Film Institute's top ten list for television programs in 2003. The show also received numerous awards and nominations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alias

    ā′li-as, adv. otherwise.—n. an assumed name:—pl. A′liases. [L. alias, at another time, otherwise—alius, Gr. allos, other.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alias in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alias in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of alias in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Filla:

    It was discovered Marie Armstrong used different names, aliases, under the alias of Beth Martin, Liz and Ari Martin.

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