[ ey-lee-uhs ]
/ ˈeɪ li əs /

noun, plural a·li·as·es.

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


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

Origin of alias

1525–35; < Latin aliās (adv.): at another time, otherwise; cf. else

Definition for alias (2 of 2)

alias dictus
[ ah-lee-ahs dik-too s; English ey-lee-uh s dik-tuh s ]
/ ˈɑ li ɑs ˈdɪk tʊs; English ˈeɪ li əs ˈdɪk təs /

adverb Latin.

otherwise called; alias. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for alias

/ (ˈeɪlɪəs) /


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

noun plural -ases

an assumed name

Word Origin for alias

C16: from Latin aliās (adv) otherwise, at another time, from alius other
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