from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or constituting an eponym.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, or being the person or entity after which something or someone is named.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to an eponym; giving one's name to a tribe, people, country, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving one's name to a tribe, people, city, year, or period; regarded as the founder or originator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym
The one whose name was used to designate the year is known as eponymous, meaning “giving his name to.”
jimmy, ever since the REM album named 'Eponymous' dropped back in '88, I've had a life-long dream to use the word eponymous in blog comment post.
(I have been waiting for a chance to use the word eponymous for so long!) # Ragged Boyon 27 May 2009 at 8: 07 am
For me the best has to be H R Giger's creation ... no I refuse to misuse the word eponymous ... from the film of that name.
The cast is the crème de la crème of indie heavy hitters; Lou Taylor Pucci (who earned his cred-card in thumbsucker), Nora Zhetner (got hers in Brick), Kristen Bell (First big screen lead but of course she is best known as the eponymous heroine of Veronica Mars) and Eddie Kaye Thomas who, interestingly enough, was mean to me in high school back when he still went by Eddie Kovelsky.
Therefore I strongly support the idea of eponymous reviewing.
Then, as if that isn't self-conscious and self-referential i.e., modern enough, one of the characters disdainfully calls the eponymous seagull a symbol.
The claim that these names are eponymous, that is to say, that fabled ancestors are assigned to various nations, as Rome was wont to consider
The sections called eponymous are named after Rishis or saints mentioned in the Vedas and other scriptures and are found among the
He did just that in 1895 with The Time Machine, the novel that coined the eponymous term-but not the idea.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.