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əˈnɒn ə məsanony·mous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anonymous, anon.adjective

    having no known name or identity or known source

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

  2. anonymousadjective

    not known or lacking marked individuality

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

Wiktionary

  1. anonymousadjective

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

  2. anonymousadjective

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

    an anonymous pamphlet; an anonymous subscription.

  3. anonymousadjective

    Of unknown name; whose name is withheld

    an anonymous author; an anonymous benefactor.

  4. anonymousadjective

    Lacking individuality.

    an anonymous office block in a soulless industrial estate

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Anonymousadjective

    Wanting a name.

    Etymology:priv. and ὄνομα.

    These animalcules serve also for food to another anonymous insect of the waters. John Ray, on the Creation.

    They would forthwith publish slanders unpunished, the authors being anonymous, the immediate publishers thereof sculking. Notes on the Dunciad.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anonymousadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [Gr. without name; 'an priv. + , Eol. for name. See Name.]

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anonymous

    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. anōnymosa, an, neg., and onoma, name.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anonymous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anonymous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of anonymous in a Sentence

  1. Roger Kay:

    Anonymous would certainly like to be seen as powerful – they want you to think that maybe it was them, [Tuesday’s tweet] could be just an idle message on the part of an Anonymous person, but the timing does raise an eyebrow.

  2. Randy James:

    In some ways it's worse, with the rise of social media, you can be an anonymous bully. If you're not attractive, in many ways you're not going to be successful in society.

  3. Davene Wright:

    Someone who recognizes that their child is overweight may not be willing to say so, even in an anonymous survey, part of the problem may be that parents are worried about being labeled ` bad parents. ’ Additionally, parents of overweight children may hope that their child will ` grow out of it ’ or that their height will catch up to their weight.

  4. Teri Mastando:

    It's a pretty routine idea that now that she is an adult she should be able to handle her own affairs and that she should be able to remain anonymous because of her age when this happened.

  5. Bruce McArthur:

    The new reports fromThe Globe and Mailand theToronto Star offer conflicting information on the exact date of the interview, with one saying it happened in 2013 and the latter say it was between 2014 and 2017. But both reports raise questions about what Toronto Police knew about Bruce McArthur in the years leading up to Bruce McArthur arrest. Clockwise from left : Majeed Kayhan, 58 ; Dean Lisowick ; Soroush Marmudi, 50 ; Selim Esen, 44 and Andrew Kinsman, 49. ( Toronto Police) The Globe and Mail, citing a source with knowledge of the interview, says it occurred during the Project Project Houston investigation, which looked into the disappearances of three men in Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood, two of which Bruce McArthur was later charged with killing. The source said detectives had linked Bruce McArthur to two of the men through dating apps and brought Bruce McArthur in for questioning after receiving an anonymous tip. The Toronto Star, citing similar sources, said the interview happened between the closure of Project Houston in 2014 and the beginning of another investigation in 2017 that resulted in McArthur’s arrest. It also said the interview was over a matter unrelated to the missing people, but did not disclose what exactly. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga told The Globe and Mail in January that Bruce McArthur was not Bruce McArthur during Project Houston. Until we can establish that there has been foul play, we can attach a criminal offence to foul play, that's when someone would become Bruce McArthur.

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