Adjective "alias" definition and examples

(Alias may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Used to indicate that a named person is also known or more familiar under another specified name.
  1. 'Jason Durr, alias PC Mike Bradley, joined other cast members, producers and writers at Betty's to toast ten successful years creating the 1960s village of Aidensfield in the heart of North Yorkshire.'
  2. 'His most successful role to date has been that of Thermoman - alias mild-mannered shopkeeper, George Sunday - in My Hero.'
  3. 'Forty-two-year old Mrinal alias Plabon alias Dhan is dreaded militant.'
  4. 'After carving a niche in the tinsel world, Ananth Nagarkatti and M.H.Amarnath, alias Ambarish, entered politics and tried their luck in the new domain.'
  5. 'He, along with another friend, Amandeep Singh, alias Lovely, identified Gurmeet Singh Pinky from amongst the assailants.'
  6. 'Bolton comic Martin Davies, alias The Mighty Swob, has been recruited as narrator.'
  7. 'The police chief said Rois was arrested Nov.5 in the West Java town Bogor along with Hasan, alias Purnomo, Syaiful Bahri, alias Apuy, and Anshori, alias Sogir.'
  8. 'One of them, David alias A Miauw, was detained, but later released on bail.'
  9. 'Detective Inspector Jack Frost, alias much-loved actor David Jason, was spotted by our photographers at the Yorkshire Air Museum, at Elvington, near York, as he went on the trail of yet another case.'
  10. 'WHEN I first met Allan Bloom, alias the Ravelstein of this book, there were two armed guards outside his Chicago flat.'


A false or assumed identity.
  1. 'He masqueraded as the gardener and cook, under the alias of David Motsamayi.'
  2. 'The use of aliases and false identity documents represents only the simplest of measures and could be described as a reactive or defensive action.'
  3. 'There were five different passports that each had a different alias he used whenever he traveled abroad.'
  4. 'Sykes had been living there under the alias Robert James Grant for more than three years.'
  5. 'He was buried in the Old Church at Middleburg in August 1660 under the alias George Sanders.'
  6. 'Anyway, I was saying that once we leave here we are going to assume aliases.'
  7. 'Special Branch later established that McMahon was actually an alias used by Dublin born Jerome Bannigan.'
  8. 'They discussed their plan to blow up Parliament House, and shortly afterwards leased a small house in the heart of Westminster, installing Fawkes as caretaker, under the alias of John Johnson.'
  9. 'In 1999, however, police located and arrested Kathleen Soliah in Minnesota, where she had been living under the alias Sara Jane Olson.'
  10. 'Writing under the alias John MacUre, he created a highly contentious picture of the life of junior doctors, which attracted praise from the junior ranks of the medical professional for its accuracy.'
  11. 'This file contains a map of e-mail aliases to user names.'
  12. 'The alias default refers to the first sound device and is used in all of the examples in this article.'
  13. 'This cooperation is configured in the alias file of the mail transfer agent.'
Each of a set of signal frequencies which, when sampled at a given uniform rate, would give the same set of sampled values, and thus might be incorrectly substituted for one another when reconstructing the original signal.
  1. 'If the reconstructed image differs from the original image, we are seeing an alias.'
  2. 'These can be easily worked out from the GPS receiver's frequency plan, taking into account all the images and aliases possible.'


Misidentify (a signal frequency), introducing distortion or error.
  1. 'The power lines are very aliased in the distance, this will probably be fixed by changing the draw distance in order to render more detail at a distance.'
  2. 'I detected no aliasing, shimmering, pixelization, or other nasty transfer errors to mar the presentation.'

More definitions

1. a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name: The police files indicate that “Smith” is an alias for Simpson. adverb

2. at another time; in another place; in other circumstances; otherwise. “Simpson alias Smith” means that Simpson in other circumstances has called himself Smith.

More examples(as adjective)

"comrades can be alias."

"robots can be alias."

"booths can be alias."

"las can be alias."

"kits can be alias."

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Late Middle English: from Latin, ‘at another time, otherwise’.