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Meaning of INCOGNITO

Pronunciation:  in'kâgni`tow

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  without revealing one's identity; "in Holland he lived incognito as a carpenter in the shipyards of the East India company"

INCOGNITO is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*cog"ni*to\, a. or adv. [It. incognito, masc.,
    incognita, fem., L. incognitus unknown; pref. in- not +
    cognitus known, p. p. of cognoscere: cf. F. incognito, fr.
    {It}. See {Cognition}.]
    Without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or
    under an assumed title; -- said esp. of great personages who
    sometimes adopt a disguise or an assumed character in order
    to avoid notice.
          'T was long ago Since gods come down incognito.
          The prince royal of Persia came thither incognito.
  2. \In*cog"ni*to\, n.; pl. {Incognitos}. [See
    {Incognito}, a.]
    1. One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character
       or name.
    2. The assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the
       state of being in disguise or not recognized.
             His incognito was endangered.         --Sir W.
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