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in·cog·ni·to

 (ĭn′kŏg-nē′tō, ĭn-kŏg′nĭ-tō′)
adv. & adj.
With one's identity disguised or concealed.
n. pl. in·cog·ni·tos
The identity assumed by a person whose actual identity is disguised or concealed.

[Italian, from Latin incognitus, unknown : in-, not; see in-1 + cognitus, past participle of cognōscere, to learn, recognize; see cognition.]

incognito

(ˌɪnkɒɡˈniːtəʊ; ɪnˈkɒɡnɪtəʊ)
adv, adj (postpositive)
under an assumed name or appearance; in disguise
n, pl -tos
1. a person who is incognito
2. the assumed name or disguise of such a person
[C17: from Italian, from Latin incognitus unknown, from in-1 + cognitus known]

in•cog•ni•to

(ˌɪn kɒgˈni toʊ, ɪnˈkɒg nɪˌtoʊ)

adv., adj., n., pl. -tos. adv., adj.
1. with one's identity hidden or unknown.
n.
2. a person who is incognito.
3. the state or disguise of such a person.
[1630–40; < Italian < Latin incognitus unknown =in- in-3 + cognitus, past participle of cognōscere to get to know; see cognition]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incognito - with your identity concealed
concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"
Adv.1.incognito - without revealing one's identity; "in Holland he lived incognito as a carpenter in the shipyards of the East India company"

incognito

adjective in disguise, unknown, disguised, unrecognized, under an assumed name He preferred to travel incognito.
Translations
مُتَخَفٍ ، تَحت اسمٍ مُسْتَعار
inkognito
inkognito
inkognitóban
huldu höfîi
inkognitosvetima pavarde
inkognito, ar svešu vārdu
inkognito
sahte kimlikle

incognito

[ɪnˈkɒgnɪtəʊ]
A. ADV [travel] → de incógnito
B. ADJ to remain incognitopermanecer en el anonimato
C. Nincógnito m

incognito

[ˌɪnkɒgˈniːtəʊ] advincognito

incognito

advinkognito
nInkognito nt
adj travellerunter fremdem Namen; to remain incognitoinkognito bleiben

incognito

[ˌɪnkɒgˈniːtəʊ] adv (travel) → in incognito
to remain incognito → mantenere l'incognito

incognito

(iŋkogˈniːtəu) adverb, adjective
without letting people know who one is, eg by using a false name. He travelled incognito to Paris.
References in classic literature ?
He was a rather fanciful young prince, accustomed to follow his whims; and one day, being more than usually bored with existence, he took it into his head to ramble incognito through his kingdom in search of his ideal wife,--`The Golden Girl,' as he called her.
distinguished during such excursions by the travelling name of the Goodman of Ballengeigh, as the Commander of the Faithful, when he desired to be incognito, was known by that of Il Bondocani.
But I defy the treasurer, or his two informers (I will name them, and let them make the best of it) Clustril and Drunlo, to prove that any person ever came to me INCOGNITO, except the secretary Reldresal, who was sent by express command of his imperial majesty, as I have before related.
Madame du Val-Noble and her protector, who was just then afraid of the vengeance of the liberal party, were glad of a pretext to remain incognito in the village where Suzanne's mother died.
He was at home again, incognito and rich; presently he could enter his father's house by means of the pass-key, which he had piously preserved through all his wanderings; he would throw down the borrowed money; there would be a reconciliation, the details of which he frequently arranged; and he saw himself, during the next month, made welcome in many stately houses at many frigid dinner-parties, taking his share in the conversation with the freedom of the man and the traveller, and laying down the law upon finance with the authority of the successful investor.
Maybe it will begin to revenge itself, too, but, as it were, piecemeal, in trivial ways, from behind the stove, incognito, without believing either in its own right to vengeance, or in the success of its revenge, knowing that from all its efforts at revenge it will suffer a hundred times more than he on whom it revenges itself, while he, I daresay, will not even scratch himself.
The black horses of the Musketeers, their martial carriage, with the regimental step of these noble companions of the soldier, would have betrayed the most strict incognito.
I should avail myself of your offer with pleasure," replied the host, "but, unfortunately, if I go there, it will be, in all probability, incognito.
Mazarin now understood that Cromwell's envoy desired to retain his incognito.
As gentle as e'er a lady in the land," said Tony, turning his large black eye round the room, and letting it dwell a moment on the beautiful face of Julia--her heart throbbed with tumultuous emotion at the first sound of his voice, and she was highly amused at the ingenuity he had displayed, in paying a characteristic compliment to her gentleness, in this clandestine manner--if he preserves his incognito so ingeniously he will never be detected, thought Julia, and all will be well.
In which the Unknown of the Hostelry of Les Medici loses his Incognito.
I have come incognito from Prague for the purpose of consulting you.