Adjective "eponymous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) giving their name to something.
  1. 'Lanchester's second novel follows a day in the life of its eponymous hero.'
  2. 'Seven years on, Leigh has graduated to the role of the eponymous king for Shakespeare in the Park's new staging of the play.'
  3. 'It is highly didactic, and the reader speedily loses interest in whatever the eponymous hero happens to believe at any time.'
  4. 'Angela Bettis stars as the eponymous heroine: a young woman who, ostracized by her childhood peers, grows up an introverted, awkward thing.'
  5. 'Like the eponymous hero in The Picture of Dorian Gray, he stands for a new motive for art.'
  6. 'The eponymous hero is played by the blue-eyed Peter O'Toole.'
  7. 'The eponymous heroine is a shy 17-year-old whose mother arranged her marriage at birth.'
  8. 'I, Dreyfus takes the form of its eponymous hero's autobiography, penned while in prison.'
  9. 'Stetson, her latest novel, is told from the first person voice of its eponymous character.'
  10. 'The Trial of Davros features Terry Molloy as the eponymous anti-hero, here reprising his original TV role.'
  11. 'Between 2001 and 2003, they worked on material for their eponymous debut album.'
  12. 'It's been five years since their eponymous debut album and the band is now finally ready to unveil its comeback LP.'
  13. '"Downtown has been starved for something like this, " he says, describing his eponymous restaurant.'
  14. 'Still, all of it would be just about forgivable had their eponymous debut been magnificent.'
  15. 'In any case, he has been seeing a lot less of his home state in the three years since the release of his band's eponymous major label debut.'
  16. 'Their first eponymous album was raw and of its time, but still rewards the listener today.'
  17. 'Their eponymous debut album is of a calibre very rarely found in indie music (until this year, seemingly).'
  18. 'He has just released his second solo album, the follow-up to his eponymous solo debut of two years ago, and a cracking record it is too.'
  19. 'The bad news for the British fashion industry was that Stella McCartney would not be showing her debut eponymous collection in London.'
  20. 'A handful of EPs and a first eponymous album followed in 2003 and 2004 respectively.'


1. giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.

More examples(as adjective)

"heros can be eponymous."

"debuts can be eponymous."

"heroines can be eponymous."

"systems can be eponymous."

"stouts can be eponymous."

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