[ uhn-uh-brijd ]
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  1. not abridged or shortened, as a book.

  1. a dictionary that has not been reduced in size by omission of terms or definitions; the most comprehensive edition of a given dictionary.

Origin of unabridged

1590–1600; un-1 + abridged

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How to use unabridged in a sentence

  • A Mercury-Jupiter merger urges you to put your boldest, unabridged ideas out there, and watch them catch like wildfire.

    Zodiac Beast | Starsky + Cox | April 9, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • I cannot find "hedra" in my unabridged dictionary, and yet somehow the name teases me.

    11 Creepy Movie Stalkers! | Marlow Stern | February 3, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The word is not to be found in either of the American unabridged dictionaries, though it has become historic.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • “Your unabridged edition, while it has no doubt 281 saved my sanity, has robbed us both of food and drink,” he stated.

    Once to Every Man | Larry Evans
  • He carried in his hand a Websters unabridged, which he placed on an old box previously used for the same purpose.

    Atlantic Narratives | Mary Antin
  • The unabridged publication in this work of Mr. Janney's speech of acceptance has seemed specially appropriate.

  • I had the unabridged, and I was ciphering around in the back end, hoping I might tree her among the pictures.

    Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

British Dictionary definitions for unabridged


/ (ˌʌnəˈbrɪdʒd) /

  1. (of a book, speech, etc) not reduced in length by condensing

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