What does anonymous mean?

Definitions for anonymousəˈnɒn ə məs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word anonymous.

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"


  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

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


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    "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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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous D:

    The few, the proud, Anonymous!

  2. Virginia:

    For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

  3. Benjamin Crump:

    The family won't address speculation from anonymous sources.

  4. Mayor Arnaud Robinet:

    He was buried last night, in the most discrete, anonymous way possible.

  5. Sharyl Wood:

    We have an anonymous tip line the students could have used to make a report.

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