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Meaning of “alias” in the English Dictionary

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aliaspreposition

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.li.əs/
used when giving the ​name that a ​person is ​generallyknown by, after giving ​theirrealname: Malcolm Little, alias Malcolm X

aliasnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.li.əs/
a ​falsename, ​especially one used by a ​criminal: He ​travels under (= using) an alias.
(Definition of alias from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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aliasadverb, noun [C]

 us   /ˈeɪ·li·əs/
a ​falsename that someone is ​known by: He ​admitted that the ​name Rupert Sharp was an alias. Paul Sopworth, alias (= also ​known as) Rupert Sharp, went to ​prison today.
(Definition of alias from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “alias”
in Korean 가명…
in Arabic اسْم مُستعار…
in Malaysian nama lain…
in French faux nom…
in Russian кличка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 又名,亦名, 化名為…
in Italian pseudonimo, falso nome…
in Turkish özellikle suçlularca kullanılan sahte isim, takma ad…
in Polish pseudonim…
in Spanish seudónimo…
in Vietnamese bí danh…
in Portuguese nome de guerra, nome de vulgo, alcunha…
in Thai นามแฝง…
in German der Deckname…
in Catalan àlies…
in Japanese 偽名, 仮名…
in Chinese (Simplified) 又名,亦名, 化名为…
in Indonesian nama palsu, nama lain…
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