Anonym



an assumed or false name.
an person or publication.
Historical Examples

Referring to my remarks on the use of the word “anonym,” I may point out that this is not the correct title of Barbier’s work.
How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley

You cannot express a negation such as this by a distinctive term like “anonym.”
How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley

Ein Beitrag zur Zeitgeschichte und zum neueren deutschen Staatsrechte, anonym.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1 Various

An′onym, a person whose name is not given: a pseudonym; anonym′ity, the quality or state of being anonymous.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The anonym had, like Scott, shirked, and had maintained his anonymity.
Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 George Saintsbury

noun
a less common word for pseudonym
an anonymous person or publication
n.

1812, “nameless person,” from French anonyme, from Latin anonymus, from Greek anonymos “without a name” (see anonymous). Meaning “fictitious name” is recorded from 1866.

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    verb (transitive) to carry out or organize in such a way as to preserve anonymity: anonymized AIDS screening Historical Examples We all had the same basic ParanoidXbox install, so we could all anonymize our pictures. Little Brother Cory Doctorow verb to make anonymous Word Origin anonymous + -ize

  • Anonymously

    without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: an anonymous letter to the editor; an anonymous donation. of unknown name; whose name is withheld: an anonymous author. lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction: an endless row of drab, anonymous houses. Contemporary Examples The article, by Jonathan Strong, is rife with scaremongering, […]



  • Anonymousness

    without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: an anonymous letter to the editor; an anonymous donation. of unknown name; whose name is withheld: an anonymous author. lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction: an endless row of drab, anonymous houses. Historical Examples This train of thought terminated at last in various […]

  • Anonymous

    without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: an anonymous letter to the editor; an anonymous donation. of unknown name; whose name is withheld: an anonymous author. lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction: an endless row of drab, anonymous houses. Contemporary Examples When an explosion tears through Barneys, Aidan receives an […]



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