American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An assumed name: The swindler worked under various aliases.
- n. Electronics A false signal in telecommunication links from beats between signal frequency and sampling frequency.
- adv. Also known as; otherwise: Johnson, alias Johns.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At another time; in another place; in other circumstances; otherwise. It is used chiefly in judicial proceedings to connect the different names assumed by a person who attempts to conceal his true name and pass under a fictitious one: thus, Simpson alias Smith means a person calling himself at one time or one place Smith, at another Simpson.
- n. An assumed name; another name.
- n. [From words in the writ, Sicut alias præcipimus, as we at another time command.] In law, a second writ or execution issued when the first has failed to serve its purpose. Also used adjectively: as, an alias execution.
- adv. Otherwise; at another time; in other circumstances; otherwise called.
- adv. law Used to connect the different names of a person who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson.
- n. Another name; an assumed name.
- n. law A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.
- n. online gaming An abbreviation that replaces a string of in-game commands and thereby reduces typing when performing routine actions or tasks.
- n. signal processing An spurious signal generated as a technological artifact.
- v. computing To assign an additional name to an entity, often a more user-friendly one.
- v. signal processing to become indistinguishable
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Otherwise; otherwise called; -- a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful.
- adv. At another time.
- n. A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.
- n. Another name; an assumed name.
- adv. as known or named at another time or place
- n. a name that has been assumed temporarily
- From Latin alias ("at another time; in post-Augustan period, at another time or place, elsewhere, under other circumstances, otherwise"), feminine accusative plural of alius ("other"). See else and alien. (Wiktionary)
- Latin aliās, otherwise, at another time, from feminine accusative pl. of alius, other. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Meanwhile Cormac -- alias Branwen, _alias_ the little old woman -- forsook the refuge of the Hebrew's house, and, in her antique capacity, paid a visit one afternoon to the palace of Hudibras.”
“Wooton, Gracy Murry alias Sophia Sims, Edward Williams _alias_”
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“A: She would have a context-dependent rule — signing up for a username should be okay, but using an alias is not the same thing as using a deceptive name.”
“Akira gladly gives it back, chooses Akira Takizawa as his main alias then burns his other passports in the toaster.”
“Down 9 points and counting … (beers) audrin alias says:”
“A tidbit of history: Las Ramblas Boulevard's alias is Ramla de Flors, and during the 19th century, it was the only location in Barcelona where flowers were sold.”
“Showing real names in places where it's perfectly possible to use an alias is compromising people's freedom and opens the door to identity theft.”
“GeoMetro, Your alias is italian, has your family always been fascist?”
“And why was he called alias twice over, Miss Blake?”
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