one: young uns; He's a bad un.
Other definitions for UN (2 of 4)
Other definitions for un- (3 of 4)
a prefix meaning “not,” freely used as an English formative, giving negative or opposite force in adjectives and their derivative adverbs and nouns (unfair; unfairly; unfairness; unfelt; unseen; unfitting; unformed; unheard-of; un-get-at-able), and less freely used in certain other nouns (unrest; unemployment).
- Compare un-2.
Other definitions for un- (4 of 4)
a prefix freely used in English to form verbs expressing a reversal of some action or state, or removal, deprivation, release, etc. (unbend; uncork; unfasten, etc.), or to intensify the force of a verb already having such a meaning (unloose).
- Compare un-1.
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How to use un in a sentence
Peace employed the phonetic method of pronouncing words, and to her young eyes u-n-i-o-n was easily onion.At the Little Brown House | Ruth Alberta Brown
U-n-ya-muezi—Country of Moon—must have been one of the largest kingdoms in Africa.The Discovery of the Source of the Nile | John Hanning Speke
Uniki (u-n-ki)--the dbut or the first public performance of a hula actor.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii | Nathaniel Bright Emerson
No, I said the scientific name for sunflowers, you know, s-u-n-f-l-o-w-e-r-s.The Librarian at Play | Edmund Lester Pearson
One is the upper, and the other the low country, or rather what some call the "co-u-n-try-b-o-r-n" cracker.Manuel Pereira | F. C. Adams
British Dictionary definitions for 'un (1 of 4)
a spelling of one that's a big 'un
British Dictionary definitions for UN (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for un- (3 of 4)
(freely used with adjectives, participles, and their derivative adverbs and nouns: less frequently used with certain other nouns) not; contrary to; opposite of: uncertain; uncomplaining; unemotionally; untidiness; unbelief; unrest; untruth
British Dictionary definitions for un- (4 of 4)
denoting reversal of an action or state: uncover; untangle
denoting removal from, release, or deprivation: unharness; unman; unthrone
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