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[uhn-chahr-tid] /ʌnˈtʃɑr tɪd/
not shown or located on a map; unexplored; unknown, as a place or region:
the uncharted depths of space.
Origin of uncharted
First recorded in 1840-50; un-1 + chart + -ed2
Can be confused
uncharted, unchartered. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But Mary, Eliza, and Jane never sought out the uncharted way.

    The Wall Between

    Sara Ware Bassett
  • The atoll is known, but uncharted, because it is far outside the routes.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • They hoped for gold and dreamed of access to uncharted lands of adventure.

  • The street was somewhere in that vague, uncharted, Balls Pond-Dalston region.

    The House of Souls Arthur Machen
  • He explained that it was to help him find his way through the uncharted country.

    The 1926 Tatler Various
British Dictionary definitions for uncharted


(of a physical or nonphysical region or area) not yet mapped, surveyed, or investigated: uncharted waters, the uncharted depths of the mind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for uncharted

1847, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of chart.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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