noun, plural a·li·as·es.

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


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


  1. at another time or place known as or namedDylan, alias Zimmerman

noun plural -ases

  1. an assumed name

“assumed name,” c.1600, from alias (adv.).


mid-15c., “otherwise called,” from Latin alias “at another time, in another way,” from alius “(an)other,” from PIE *al- “beyond” (cf. Sanskrit anya “other, different,” Avestan anya-, Armenian ail, Greek allos “another,” Gothic aljis “other,” Old English elles “otherwise, else,” Modern English else).

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