Definition of "byname" []

  • A secondary name for a person or thing; a person's surname. (noun)
  • A nickname. (noun)
  • A pseudonym; nom-de-plume. (noun)
  • A ritual title for a god or goddess used in Heathenry. (noun)
  • To assign a byname to. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "byname" in a sentence
  • "A familiar, invented given name for a person or thing used instead of the actual name of the person or thing; A kind of byname that describes a ..."
  • "After the work in Rome is done, a team of about 10 will travel around Italy, scanning Caravaggio's works, for the research center set to open this fall in the northern town that gave Michelangelo Merisi his byname, Caravaggio."
  • "Simply specify things in a way that can apply to nothing other than a single church without ever mentioning it by name, same way Congress regularly gives individual corporations tax breaks by specificying “general” facts incorporation date and state and the like without ever having to mention the corporation byname."