Definitions

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

  • n. a name that has been assumed temporarily

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The slender mitella, or fringe-cup, or false sanicle – one does not like a false name for a flower – hangs its tiny white cups at intervals on a tall, slender, two-leaved stalk; a pretty, unpretending little thing, which scatters its black seeds very early in the season.

    Rural Hours

  • "Liber de antichristo et eiusdem miristris" (ed. under a false name by Martene-Durand, "Vet.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • They brought me into the operating room, all the while calling me “Ms. Birkin,” the false name I used when I’m trying to avoid “Tori Spelling” attention.

    uncharted terriTORI

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