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alias

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adverb ali·as \ˈā-lē-əs, ˈāl-yəs\

Simple Definition of alias

  • : also called : otherwise known as

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alias

  1. :  otherwise called :  otherwise known as

Origin and Etymology of alias

Latin, otherwise, from alius other — more at else


First Known Use: 15th century


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alias

noun ali·as

Simple Definition of alias

  • : an additional name that a person (such as a criminal) sometimes uses

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alias

  1. :  an assumed or additional name

Examples of alias in a sentence

  1. a fugitive using several aliases

  2. <a dressmaker whom everyone knows as Bet, her adopted alias in the dressmaking business that she named after Betsy Ross>



1605

First Known Use of alias

1605



ALIAS Defined for Kids

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alias

adverb ali·as \ˈā-lē-əs\

Definition of alias for Students

  1. :  otherwise known as <Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain wrote many stories about life on the Mississippi.>




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noun ali·as

Definition of alias for Students

  1. :  a false name <The criminal used several aliases.>




Law Dictionary

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alias

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adverb ali·as \ˈā-lē-əs, ˈāl-yəs\

Legal Definition of alias

  1. :  otherwise called :  also known as <John Thomas Nolan, alias Legs Diamond>



Origin and Etymology of alias

Latin, otherwise, from alius other


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alias

noun ali·as

Legal Definition of alias

  1. :  an assumed or additional name




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alias

adjective ali·as

Legal Definition of alias

  1. :  issued after the original instrument has not produced any action <an alias tax warrant> <an alias summons> — compare pluries





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