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.
When an explosion tears through Barneys, Aidan receives an anonymous email reading “She did it,” and a picture of Paige.
A Novel for Our Time Claire Howorth April 29, 2010
This is the third of a three part essay that was submitted by an anonymous young writer.
I Was Adam Lanza, Part 3 David Frum December 22, 2012
He will continue to work at the brand consultancy companies he co-founded, Announcement and The anonymous Partner.
Stella McCartney’s Husband New, Bigger Footprint Tom Sykes February 14, 2013
The anonymous British street artist announces a month-long residency in the Big Apple.
British Artist Banksy Stages Guerrilla Street Art Show in New York City Justin Jones October 2, 2013
By yesterday, he had reopened the sites for his users to resume the snarky, anonymous barbs that are the company’s hallmark.
New Gawker Security Breach Brian Ries December 13, 2010
So she wrote an anonymous letter calculated to do harm to the unlucky subject thereof?
Afterwards Kathlyn Rhodes
Except Virgil and this anonymous rhymer, I can recall no verse about cheese.
Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
The Pantiles are still the resort of the idle, but of the anonymous rather than famous variety.
Highways & Byways in Sussex E.V. Lucas
I opened it and found it to be anonymous, but I could see it came from a well-wisher.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
That he had accordingly done so, and to his utter surprise, found that his anonymous informant was right.
Valentine M’Clutchy, The Irish Agent William Carleton
from or by a person, author, etc, whose name is unknown or withheld: an anonymous letter
having no known name
lacking individual characteristics; unexceptional
(often capital) denoting an organization which provides help to applicants who remain anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous
c.1600, from Late Latin anonymus, from Greek anonymos “without a name,” from an- “without” (see an- (1)) + onyma, Æolic dialectal form of onoma “name” (see name (n.)).
an assumed or false name. an person or publication. 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.
any mosquito of the genus Anopheles, certain species of which are vectors of the parasite causing malaria in humans, distinguished from other mosquitoes by the absence of breathing tubes in the larvae and by the head-downward stance of the adult while resting or feeding. Contemporary Examples In contrast to the veteran anopheles, the Aedes mosquito […]
anophthalmia anophthalmia an·oph·thal·mi·a (ān’ŏf-thāl’mē-ə, -ŏp-) n. Complete absence of tissues of the eyes.
absence of sight, especially when due to a structural defect in or absence of an eye.