nameless


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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 ?
Here is an immense fortune drops from the clouds upon a person that shall be nameless.
And the people who come after us will look and wonder at the nameless grave.
It has been well said that greatness is but another name for interpretation; and in so far as these nameless workmen of old interpreted themselves and the times in which they lived, they have attained enduring greatness.
Better for thee to say: "Ineffable is it, and nameless, that which is pain and sweetness to my soul, and also the hunger of my bowels.
Wrapping the tiny body in a blanket, Jane laid it tenderly in the black hole, and, turning her head that she might not see the mouldy earth falling upon the pitiful little bundle, she breathed a prayer beside the grave of the nameless waif that had won its way to the innermost recesses of her heart.
Therefore, nameless he must be until we get back to Tulagi and find out his real name.
Next moment with a rapid, nameless impulse, in a superb lofty arch the bright steel spans the foaming distance, and quivers in the life spot of the whale.
For instance, to scatter seed is called sowing: but the action of the sun in scattering his rays is nameless.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; -- vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow -- sorrow for the lost Lenore -- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -- Nameless here for evermore.
Eagerly I wished the morrow;--vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow--sorrow for the lost Lenore-- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-- Nameless here for evermore.
From the blank darkness outside came in, through the aperture that served for a window, all the ever unfamiliar noises of night in the wilderness--the long nameless note of a distant coyote; the stilly pulsing thrill of tireless insects in trees; strange cries of night birds, so different from those of the birds of day; the drone of great blundering beetles, and all that mysterious chorus of small sounds that seem always to have been but half heard when they have suddenly ceased, as if conscious of an indiscretion.
Well, sir," says she, "I make not the least doubt but time will shew all matters in their true and natural colours, and that you will be convinced this poor young man deserves better of you than some other folks that shall be nameless.