(of a book) bearing its author’s name
1775, coined to provide an opposite to anonymous. Related: Onymously.
- On your life
see: not on your life
[on-iks, oh-niks] /ˈɒn ɪks, ˈoʊ nɪks/ noun 1. Mineralogy. a variety of chalcedony having straight parallel bands of alternating colors. Compare . 2. (not used technically) an unbanded chalcedony dyed for ornamental purposes. 3. black, especially a pure or jet black. 4. Medicine/Medical. a nail of a finger or toe. adjective 5. black, especially jet […]
[oh-nik-sis] /oʊˈnɪk sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. an ingrowing of a fingernail or toenail.
noun 1. . 2. any compact, banded calcareous tufa that can be given a high polish.