from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An error in naming a person or place.
- n. Application of a wrong name.
- n. A name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or an object.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A use of a term asserted to be misleading; a misname.
- n. A term asserted to be widely used incorrectly.
- n. A term whose sense in common usage conflicts with a technical sense.
- v. To use a misleading term; to misname.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment; any misnaming of a person or thing; a wrong or inapplicable name or title.
- transitive v. To misname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A misnaming; the act of applying a wrong name or designation.
- n. In law, an error in name; misstatement in a document of the name of a person.
- n. Hence A mistaken name or designation; a misapplied term.
- To designate by a mistaken or unsuitable name; misname.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an incorrect or unsuitable name
Give Bush credit for his Aids program in Africa, but his “compassionate conservatism” was a misnomer from the “get go”.
Fox News - aka Bush/Cheney/Limpbaugh Bastion of Lies - is a misnomer from the get-go.
The Dion tax “shift” and “revenue neutral” misnomer is now being exposed for every deceitful aspect.
The scientific misnomer is now reduced to a historical (and extremely harmful) moniker of a bygone era.
Continental ideas on the subject, inclined to think the term a misnomer, and a reflection upon Europe and America.
_Julius Cæsar_, pronouncing the title a misnomer, on the ground that
The essay did make the point that the name “greenhouse effect” is a misnomer, which is correct.
Last year the day was labelled a misnomer, with the majority of motorists ignoring it, although some said they would be willing to try public transport if the system were improved.
Calling the term a misnomer, Greenwood says, "there's a misperception that improving a product somehow thwarts generic companies from getting in the game.
It was SIOA that first coined the misnomer "Mosque at Ground Zero," purposely twisting the reality that the proposed Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero is neither a Mosque nor at