What does nameless mean?

Definitions for nameless
ˈneɪm lɪsname·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nameless, unidentified, unknown, unnamedadjective

    being or having an unknown or unnamed source

    "a poem by an unknown author"; "corporations responsible to nameless owners"; "an unnamed donor"


  1. namelessadjective

    not having a name; unnamed

  2. namelessadjective

    whose name is unknown; unidentified or obscure

  3. namelessadjective


  4. namelessadjective

    unable to be described or expressed

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Namelessadjective

    Etymology: from name.

    On the cold earth lies th’ unregarded king,
    A headless carcass, and a nameless thing. John Denham.

    The milky way,
    Fram’d of many nameless stars. Edmund Waller.

    Thy reliques, Rowe, to this fair shrine we trust,
    And sacred, place by John Dryden’s awful dust;
    Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies,
    To which thy tomb shall guide enquiring eyes. Alexander Pope.

    Little credit is due to accusations of this kind, when they come from suspected, that is, from nameless pens. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Namelessadjective

    without a name; not having been given a name; as, a nameless star

  2. Namelessadjective

    undistinguished; not noted or famous

  3. Namelessadjective

    not known or mentioned by name; anonymous; as, a nameless writer

  4. Namelessadjective

    unnamable; indescribable; inexpressible


  1. Nameless

    Nameless is a 1923 Austrian film directed by Michael Curtiz.

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Anagrams for nameless »

  1. salesmen

  2. maneless

  3. maleness

  4. meanless

  5. lameness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nameless in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nameless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of nameless in a Sentence

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

  2. Mariana Fulger:

    The heart – a living clock that houses loved souls in nameless cities.

  3. Betty Naomi Friedan:

    American housewives have not had their brains shot away, nor are they schizophrenic in the clinical sense. But if ... the fundamental human drive is not the urge for pleasure or the satisfaction of biological needs, but the need to grow and to realize one's full potential, their comfortable, empty, purposeless days are indeed cause for a nameless terror.

  4. Senate GOP:

    The security issue is related to the Supreme Court justices, not to nameless staff that no one knows.

  5. Matteo Salvini:

    The problem isn't Renzi, Renzi is a pawn, Renzi is a dumb slave, at the disposal of some nameless person who wants to control all our lives from Brussels.

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  • Elisa Fernandez
    Elisa Fernandez
    what does the word nameless mean.
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a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
  • A. affront
  • B. efface
  • C. loom
  • D. scarper

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