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[uhn-neymd]
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adjective
  1. without a name; nameless.
  2. not indicated or mentioned by name; unidentified: an unnamed lover.

Origin of unnamed

1500–10; un-1 + named
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  • But marriage with an unnamed and unknown heiress is one thing.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • The wives of the farm are the unnamed, unrewarded heroines of the border.

  • By far the greater number, both men and women, are unnamed and unknown.

  • Where the poem is unnamed, the first line has been used and noted in italics.

  • The gods also were not; "they were as yet unnamed and did not rule the destinies."

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    Znade A. Ragozin


British Dictionary definitions for unnamed

unnamed

adjective
  1. having no name
  2. not mentioned by namethe culprit shall remain unnamed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unnamed

adj.

c.1500, "not mentioned by name." from un- (1) "not" + past participle of name (v.). Cf. Old Frisian unnamed, Middle Dutch ongenaemt.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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