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Meaning of alias

a•li•as

Pronunciation: (ā'lē-us), [key]
— n., pl. adv. -as•es,
—n.
  1. a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name: The police files indicate that “Smith” is an alias for Simpson.
—adv.
  1. at another time; in another place; in other circumstances; otherwise. “Simpson alias Smith” means that Simpson in other circumstances has called himself Smith.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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