What does anonymous mean?

Definitions for anonymous
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.

  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.]

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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Anonymous

    magnitude The great size or extent of something.

    Submitted by rinat on November 11, 2019  
  2. Anonymous

    To not have your name exposed to keep your name private

    The letter was anonymous

    Submitted by Pallato on October 18, 2019  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce anonymous?

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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 D:

    The few, the proud, Anonymous!

  2. Adam Schiff:

    They have the right to remain anonymous.

  3. Virginia:

    For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

  4. Benjamin Crump:

    The family won't address speculation from anonymous sources.

  5. Mayor Arnaud Robinet:

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

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