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name·less

 (nām′lĭs)
adj.
1. Having or bearing no name: nameless stars.
2. Unknown by name; obscure: the nameless dead.
3. Not designated by name; anonymous: a nameless benefactor.
4. Defying description; inexpressible: nameless horror.

name′less·ly adv.
name′less·ness n.

nameless

(ˈneɪmlɪs)
adj
1. without a name; anonymous
2. incapable of being named; indescribable: a nameless horror seized him.
3. too unpleasant or disturbing to be mentioned: nameless atrocities.
4. having no legal name; illegitimate: a nameless child.
ˈnamelessly adv
ˈnamelessness n

name•less

(ˈneɪm lɪs)

adj.
1. having no name.
2. not referred to by name.
3. anonymous: a nameless source of information.
4. incapable of being specified or described.
5. too shocking or vile to be specified: a nameless crime.
6. having no legitimate paternal name, as a child born out of wedlock.
7. unknown to fame; obscure.
[1275–1325]
name′less•ly, adv.
name′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nameless - being or having an unknown or unnamed sourcenameless - being or having an unknown or unnamed source; "a poem by an unknown author"; "corporations responsible to nameless owners"; "an unnamed donor"
anon., anonymous - having no known name or identity or known source; "anonymous authors"; "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift"

nameless

adjective
1. unnamed, unknown, obscure, anonymous, unheard-of, undistinguished, untitled They had their cases rejected by nameless officials.
2. anonymous, unknown, unnamed, incognito My source of information is a judge who wishes to remain nameless.
3. horrible, unspeakable, indescribable, abominable, ineffable, unutterable, inexpressible He was suddenly seized by a nameless dread.

nameless

adjective
1. Not known or not widely known by name:
2. Having an unknown name or author:
Translations
مَجْهولمَجْهول الإسْم
anonymníbezejmennýneznámý
anonym
nafnlausónefndur
adı verilmeyenisimsiztanımlanamaztarifi imkânsız

nameless

[ˈneɪmlɪs] ADJ
1. (= anonymous) → anónimo, sin nombre
someone, who shall be namelesscierta persona, cuyo nombre me callo ...
2. (= indefinable) [dread, grief] → indescriptible; [crime] → horrendo, indescriptible

nameless

[ˈneɪmləs] adj
(pejorative) (= anonymous) [bureaucrat] → anonyme; [town] → obscur(e)
nameless bureaucrats in the Foreign Office → des bureaucrates anonymes au Foreign Office
Fuller's brother had given his life to take some nameless town in Germany → Le frère de Fuller avait donné sa vie pour prendre une ville obscure quelque part en Allemagne.
who shall remain nameless (= whom I shall not name) → que je ne citerai pas
which shall remain nameless (= which I shall not name) → que je ne citerai pas
[witness, contributor] → anonyme
[fear, dread, horror] → sans nom
He felt a nameless terror and sensed that death was near → Une terreur sans nom l'envahit et il sentit la mort toute proche.

nameless

[ˈneɪmlɪs] adj (unknown) → senza nome; (anonymous) → ignoto/a, anonimo/a; (indefinable, fears, crimes) → indescrivibile, indefinibile
a certain person who shall be nameless → una persona di cui non verrà fatto il nome

name

(neim) noun
1. a word by which a person, place or thing is called. My name is Rachel; She knows all the flowers by name.
2. reputation; fame. He has a name for honesty.
verb
1. to give a name to. They named the child Thomas.
2. to speak of or list by name. He could name all the kings of England.
ˈnameless adjective
1. not having a name. a nameless fear.
2. not spoken of by name. The author of the book shall be nameless.
ˈnamely adverb
that is. Only one student passed the exam, namely John.
ˈnameplate noun
a piece of metal, plastic etc with a name on it. You will know his office by the nameplate on the door.
ˈnamesake noun
a person with the same name as oneself.
call (someone) names
to insult (someone) by applying rude names to him.
in the name of
by the authority of. I arrest you in the name of the Queen.
make a name for oneself
to become famous, get a (usually good) reputation etc. He made a name for himself as a concert pianist.
name after , (American) name for
to give (a child or a thing) the name of (another person). Peter was named after his father.
References in classic literature ?
It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind.
Then the wild and distant seas where he rolled his island bulk; the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale; these, with all the attending marvels of a thousand Patagonian sights and sounds, helped to sway me to my wish.
Therefore these trucks went for the most part on the run; and the predecessor of Jonas had been jammed against the wall by one and crushed in a horrible and nameless manner.
The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of the nation only -- not from its privileged classes; and so, no matter what the nation's intellectual grade was; whether high or low, the bulk of its ability was in the long ranks of its nameless and its poor, and so it never saw the day that it had not the material in abundance whereby to govern itself.
I cannot divine what it meaneth, This haunting nameless pain: A tale of the bygone ages Keeps brooding through my brain:
you thought nobody could dance because a certain person that shall be nameless is gone
I dreamed it would be nameless bliss, As I loved, loved to be; And to this object did I press As blind as eagerly.
Leaving aside the degradation of an alliance with a nameless man, and the possible fact that his property, in default of heirs male, might pass into such a one's power, he had sense to comprehend Heathcliff's disposition: to know that, though his exterior was altered, his mind was unchangeable and unchanged.
And at the same time there emerged from scores of bye-streets, lanes, and nameless turnings, innumerable people, carrying their dinners to the baker' shops.
What was the nameless shadow which again in that one instant had passed?
I might relate of thousands, and thir names Eternize here on Earth; but those elect Angels contented with thir fame in Heav'n Seek not the praise of men: the other sort In might though wondrous and in Acts of Warr, Nor of Renown less eager, yet by doome Canceld from Heav'n and sacred memorie, Nameless in dark oblivion let them dwell.
The Prior of Jorvaulx crossed himself and repeated a pater noster, in which all devoutly joined, excepting the Jew, the Mahomedans, and the Templar; the latter of whom, without vailing his bonnet, or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic, took from his neck a gold chain, which he flung on the board, saying ``Let Prior Aymer hold my pledge and that of this nameless vagrant, in token that when the Knight of Ivanhoe comes within the four seas of Britain, he underlies the challenge of Brian de Bois-Guilbert, which, if he answer not, I will proclaim him as a coward on the walls of every Temple Court in Europe.