named after the specified person, place, or thing, usually its founder, creator, inventor, discoverer, or source:Having made her mark designing for major brands, she is launching a new, eponymous label.Emperor Constantine modeled his eponymous city, Constantinople, after Rome.
giving one’s name to a place or thing:The novel’s eponymous protagonist is actually Dr. Frankenstein, not his monster.Romulus killed Remus and became the eponymous founder of Rome.
- ep·on·y·mous·ly, adverb
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How to use eponymous in a sentence
In the letter, they compared the honorific names to “verbal statues” and called for the removal of all eponymous bird names.Inside the Movement to Abolish Colonialist Bird Names | Nathalie Alonso | February 12, 2021 | Outside Online
She serves as executive producer of “Bridgerton,” which is based on novels by Julia Quinn about the eponymous family’s efforts to navigate London high society.Shonda Rhimes’s ‘Bridgerton’ series is a major hit for Netflix | Verne Kopytoff | January 4, 2021 | Fortune
The sought-after skincare brand is now easier than ever to shop because starting today, it will be available both through its eponymous website, and in mega-beauty retailer Sephora.EXCLUSIVE: Rihanna On Fenty Skin Launching At Sephora | cmurray | December 26, 2020 | Essence.com
Located on Bakers Island next to its eponymous light station, three miles off the coast of Salem, this boat- or paddle-in-only site is the perfect base camp for those looking for seclusion.
I was fortunate to have seen Fishburne on Broadway over a decade ago when he portrayed the late Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall in the eponymous one-man play.How Laurence Fishburne Gave Voice To ‘The Autobiography Of Malcolm X’ | Joi-Marie McKenzie | September 17, 2020 | Essence.com
Target was established in 1962 by the Dayton brothers as a discount offshoot of their eponymous Twin Cities department store.
Glass and Steagall, those eponymous bank regulators, were both Southern members of Congress.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are returning for the fourth season of their eponymous hit Comedy Central show.Dumpster Politicians, Jeter Tributes, and More Viral Videos | Jack Holmes | September 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Son of Godzilla (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子), introduced the character of Minilla (ミニラ) in the eponymous role.A Comprehensive History of Toho’s Original Kaiju (and Atomic Allegory) Godzilla | Rich Goldstein | May 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who portrayed the eponymous character in Kick-Ass, will play her brother, Quicksilver.A Guide to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the Twins Teased at the End of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ | Rich Goldstein | April 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Greeks called themselves Hellenes, after Hellen their eponymous divine leader.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
Far from degenerating, the Australians show advance when they supersede their beast or other totem by an eponymous human hero.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
Many of these structures represent animal forms, probably the totem or eponymous ancestor of the tribe which reared them.The Myths of the North American Indians | Lewis Spence
What we can assert to have been the original feature of Scyld is this—that he was the eponymous hero king of the Danes.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
In particular we have the eponymous ancestors of families and even nations.The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for eponymous
(of a person) being the person after whom a literary work, film, etc, is named: the eponymous heroine in the film of Jane Eyre
(of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creator: the Stooges' eponymous debut album
- eponymously, adverb
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