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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.

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

  2. anonymousadjective

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

    an anonymous pamphlet; an anonymous subscription.

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

  3. anonymousadjective

    Of unknown name; whose name is withheld

    an anonymous author; an anonymous benefactor.

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

  4. anonymousadjective

    Lacking individuality.

    an anonymous office block in a soulless industrial estate

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anonymousadjective

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

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

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  1. Anonymous

    "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

  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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    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. Trev McKendry:

    Ilkhani, 21 -- were arrested in their hometown of Tehran on November 10, 2015by the Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, according to the music blog Loudwire. Citing a letter from a friend of the band posted on the Canadian music site Metal Nation Radio, it says the two were charged with blasphemy, advertising against the system, forming and operating an underground record label that promotes the satanic metal/rock style of music, writing religious, atheistic, political and anarchistic lyrics, and interviewing with radio stations based in other nations. The letter said the pair had been held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison for nearly two months in solitary confinement, were only released on Feb. 5 after they paid 1,000,000,000 Rial( about $ 30,000), and now await trial. Trev McKendry, who posted the anonymous letter on Metal Nation Radio, posted a video on YouTube telling Confess that the global heavy metal community is behind them. I've taken [ spreading the word ] upon myself because my source, who is close to the band, reached out to me and specifically said that they asked me to help.

  2. Jim Mattis:

    The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in The Woodward book were never uttered by me or in my presence. While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility.

  3. Frank Barefield:

    So, you could literally call with your tip today, pick up your money in cash next week and you're totally anonymous, there's no better deal in town than that.

  4. Sam Safa:

    I hope the state of New Hampshire is a little flexible about keeping her anonymous.

  5. Emily Nash:

    It's easy to say anything if you are anonymous and you're a thousand miles away.

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