Definition of eponymous in English:


Syllabification: e·pon·y·mous
Pronunciation: /əˈpänəməs


  • 1(Of a person) giving their name to something: the eponymous hero of the novel
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    • A hardy few climb to another refuge, Re Alberto I, named after the eponymous king of the Belgians who came here to climb.
    • We recall Goethe writing The Sorrows of Young Werther, which set off a wave of suicides in Europe in imitation of the eponymous hero.
    • The fresh tale follows the familiar style of the original - the eponymous hero magically transported from a suburban fancy-dress shop to a new world.
  • 1.1(Of a thing) named after a particular person: Roseanne’s eponymous hit TV series
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    • He has just released his second solo album, the follow-up to his eponymous solo debut of two years ago, and a cracking record it is too.
    • On the evidence of their eponymous debut album, they don't even have much in common with others in the new wave of bands influenced by post-punk guitar.
    • The bad news for the British fashion industry was that Stella McCartney would not be showing her debut eponymous collection in London.

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