What does anonymous mean?

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əˈnɒn ə məsanony·mous

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. anonymous(Adjective)

    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. anonymous(Adjective)

    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. anonymous(Adjective)

    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. anonymous(Adjective)

    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. Anonymous(adj)

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Anonymous:

    Anonymous is really just a name for someone who had something great to say, but was not famous enough for anyone to remember their real name.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Our supreme interests, chiefly the security and unity of Jerusalem, are not the main concern of those anonymous officials who attack us and me personally, as the assault on me comes only because I defend the State of Israel

  3. Carolyn Maloney:

    It is important to remember that for individuals and companies that have been blacklisted by the U.S. government, anonymous shell companies are one of the only ways for them to effectively move their money around the world - money that is often associated with corruption, drug trafficking, and even terrorist activity.

  4. Sebastian Siegloch:

    A precondition for the success of the app is that it has to be safe and anonymous, and state-of-the-art in terms of the technology, with regard to the latter I am only mildly optimistic as East Germany is lagging behind in terms of digitization compared to other countries.

  5. Anonymous D:

    The few, the proud, Anonymous!

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