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Anonym

Anonym \An"o*nym\, n. [F. anonyme. See Anonymous.]

  1. One who is anonymous; also sometimes used for ``pseudonym.''

  2. A notion which has no name, or which can not be expressed by a single English word. [R.]
    --J. R. Seeley.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
anonym

1812, "nameless person," from French anonyme, from Latin anonymus, from Greek anonymos "without a name" (see anonymous). Meaning "fictitious name" is recorded from 1866.

Wiktionary
anonym

n. 1 An anonymous person. 2 An assumed or false name; a pseudonym. 3 (context zoology English) A mere name; a name resting upon no diagnosis or other recognized basis.

WordNet
anonym

n. a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role [syn: pseudonym, nom de guerre]

Usage examples of "anonym".

  The anonymous author is well acquainted with the globe in general, and with Germany in particular: with regard to the latter, he quotes a work of M.

The claim of Naissus is supported by the anonymous writer, published at the end of Ammianus, p.

  The anonymous poet was himself a captive, with his bishop and fellow-citizens.

  The anonymous writer, with an ignorance worthy of his times, supposes that these instruments of Christian worship had belonged to the temple of Solomon.

  But the cardinal was deceived by a false title, and we can only quote the anonymous Chronicle of Salerno, (Paralipomena, c.

The disorderly skirmish, the flight of the Romans, and the cowardice of Rienzi, are painted in the simple and minute narrative of Fortifiocca, or the anonymous citizen, (l.

Two hundred years before the eloquent complaint of Poggius, an anonymous writer composed a description of Rome.

The anonymous author is well acquainted with the globe in general, and with Germany in particular: with regard to the latter, he quotes a work of M.

Sein eigenes Fortbewegungsmittel war stets die U-Bahn gewesen, allgemein zugänglich, anonym und billig.

The anonymous poet was himself a captive, with his bishop and fellow-citizens.

The anonymous writer, with an ignorance worthy of his times, supposes that these instruments of Christian worship had belonged to the temple of Solomon.

The coffee mugs were large, and the seating permitted a surprising amount of anonymity, though there had to be four hundred people in here, of various ranks from corporal to full-bull colonel.

In its way, the Internet was as effective as Swiss banking laws in terms of anonym­ity.

After that, it was just a matter of steering, and watching all of the anonymous traf­fic which, like him and his friends, was headed north to Albuquerque .

It was widely believed in the computer community that such handles were largely anonymous, and largely they were, but once they became known to the proper agencies they could be pursued.