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  1. not shown or located on a map; unexplored; unknown, as a place or region: the uncharted depths of space.
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Origin of uncharted

First recorded in 1840–50; un-1 + chart + -ed2
Can be confuseduncharted unchartered
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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

  • The massacres of 1641 sent them across the uncharted seas in great numbers.

British Dictionary definitions for uncharted


  1. (of a physical or nonphysical region or area) not yet mapped, surveyed, or investigateduncharted waters; the uncharted depths of the mind
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Word Origin and History for uncharted


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

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