Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An anonymous person.
  • n. A pseudonym.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An anonymous person.
  • n. An assumed or false name; a pseudonym.
  • n. A mere name; a name resting upon no diagnosis or other recognized basis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is anonymous; also sometimes used for “pseudonym.”
  • n. A notion which has no name, or which can not be expressed by a single English word.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An assumed or false name.
  • n. An anonymous person.
  • n. In zoology, a mere name; a name resting upon no diagnosis or other recognized basis.
  • n. Also spelled anonyme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French anonyme, from Late Latin anōnymus, anonymous; see anonymous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Coined or borrowed around 1812, from French anonyme.

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  • As Bilby says, intriguing.... I suppose when doing this you are being anonymous, but I would have thought this meant to go without using any name.

    December 28, 2007