Alias Definition

ālē-əs, ālyəs
aliases
noun
aliases
An assumed name; another name.
Webster's New World
An alternate name or address, especially an e-mail address that forwards incoming e-mail to another address.
American Heritage
A false signal in telecommunication links from beats between signal frequency and sampling frequency.
American Heritage
An assumed or additional name used by a person, frequently to conceal her true identity, or such a name applied to a person by others. See also known as.
Webster's New World Law
An alias writ.
Webster's New World Law
Antonyms:
name
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adverb
Otherwise named.
Bell alias Jones.
Webster's New World
(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.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
verb

(computing) To assign an additional name to an entity, often a more user-friendly one.

Wiktionary

(signal processing, of two signals) To become indistinguishable.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Alias

Noun

Singular:
alias
Plural:
aliases

Origin of Alias

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin aliās otherwise, at another time from feminine accusative pl. of alius other al-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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