[ uhn-bawrn ]
/ ʌnˈbɔrn /


not yet born; yet to come; future: unborn generations.
not yet delivered; still existing in the mother's womb: an unborn baby.
existing without birth or beginning.

Origin of unborn

before 900; Middle English; Old English unbornen. See un-1, born
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British Dictionary definitions for unborn


/ (ʌnˈbɔːn) /


not yet born or brought to birth
still to come in the futurethe unborn world
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Word Origin and History for unborn



Old English unboren "not yet born; stillborn," from un- (1) "not" + born. Cf. Old Frisian unbern, Dutch ongeboren, Old High German ungiporan, German ungeboren.

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