Definition of code-named in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkōdˌnāmd/ /ˈkoʊdˌneɪmd/


  • Identified by a word used for secrecy or convenience instead of the usual name.

    ‘the code-named operations’
    • ‘the five code-named beaches where Allied soldiers landed’
    • ‘The offensive, code-named operations, Iron Fist and River Gate, began on October 1.’
    • ‘The company used code-named projects to boost sales.’
    • ‘This is an infamous example from the 1950s of code-named experiments on people gone wrong.’
    • ‘The administration did expose highly secret code-named programs to the world for political purposes.’
    • ‘There are twelve targets across the world, twelve code-named missions.’