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.
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How to use alias in a sentence
He stopped to pick up a wrapper near our resting spot, explaining that’s why his alias is Trash.How a Plus-Size Hiker Found Her Footing on the Trail | syadron | August 22, 2021 | Outside Online
In that spirit, consider email aliases, a useful feature found in popular services like Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, and Apple Mail.Use email aliases to organize your inbox—and stay private | David Nield | August 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
More than 130 workers also attached their email aliases to the post.
They employed aliases and cover stories to relay money, intelligence and threats.Operation Fox Hunt: How China Exports Repression Using a Network of Spies Hidden in Plain Sight | by Sebastian Rotella and Kirsten Berg | July 22, 2021 | ProPublica
The indictment was read out in court as “the state of Texas versus Jack Rubenstein, alias Jack Ruby,” leading Belli to shout, “He answers to the name of Jack Ruby.”The trial of the man who killed the man who killed Kennedy | Thurston Clarke | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
He was living under the alias Alonso Rivera Muñoz as a middling real estate developer and art collector in Querétaro.
Part of the alias and the disguise is masking racism with the mechanisms of large, diverse institutions.
Miller, who also uses the alias Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., has an extensive résumé of hate.Hate—and Hitler—in the Heartland: The Arrest of Frazier Glenn Miller | John Avlon, Caitlin Dickson | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As far as I could tell, only one of my friends had managed to ditch her adolescent alias along the way—and with good reason.We're All Still Secretly Using Our 1990s AOL Screen Names. Why? | Andrew Romano | January 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
An older person interested in history, I would suggest alias Grace or The Blind Assassin.
Billy Towler—alias Walleye—looked after him with an air of uncertainty.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
I've asked them and their friends to come down here to headquarters for the unveiling of Black Hood, alias the Eye.
"You might spare me that 'alias, the Eye' business," Black Hood said, some of his old-time banter returning.
And up sprang the little black figure of Pizotti, alias Plornish, and the next moment he had leaped to the ice!The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Widow of a workman named Pierre alias Bougival; she was usually designated by the latter name.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for alias
at another time or place known as or named: Dylan, alias Zimmerman
an assumed name
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