Definition of Anonymous

1. Adjective. Having no known name or identity or known source. "An anonymous gift"

Exact synonyms: Anon.
Similar to: Nameless, Unidentified, Unknown, Unnamed
Derivative terms: Anonymity
Antonyms: Onymous



2. Adjective. Not known or lacking marked individuality. "Anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service"
Similar to: Faceless
Derivative terms: Anonymity

Definition of Anonymous

1. a. Nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter.

Definition of Anonymous

1. Adjective. (not comparable) Lacking a name; not named and determined, as an animal not assigned to any species. ¹

2. Adjective. (not comparable) Without any name acknowledged of a person responsible, as that of author, contributor, or the like. ¹

3. Adjective. (not comparable) Of unknown name; whose name is withheld ¹

4. Adjective. (comparable) Lacking individuality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anonymous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anonymous

anonymiser
anonymisers
anonymises
anonymising
anonymities
anonymity
anonymization
anonymizations
anonymize
anonymized
anonymizer
anonymizers
anonymizes
anonymizing
anonymosity
anonymous (current term)
anonymous file transfer protocol
anonymous ftp
anonymous pipe
anonymous pipes
anonymous reporting
anonymous testing
anonymous veins
anonymouse
anonymously
anonymousness
anonymousnesses
anonyms
anonyms and pseudonyms
anonymuncule

Literary usage of Anonymous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The manuscripts contain numerous collections on " difficulties," mostly anonymous. In Codex Vindobonensis XXIX. are the " Answers " of Severus of Antioch to ..."

2. Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art by Adolf Furtwängler (1895)
"The arbitrary and unmeaning lines which the anonymous uses to indicate the remains ... anonymous to get sufficient information out of Carrey's indications, ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"anonymous. THE deadliest snakes are those which, twined blossoms, Their fierce ... anonymous. From The Fair Maid of Perth And yonder lies the scene of death ..."

4. Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention (1989)
"This help is available at treatment centers and from support groups such as Alcoholics anonymous and LAYING THE GROUNDWORK Narcotics anonymous. ..."

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