WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH uncharteduncharted , unchartered
Words nearby uncharted
UNCHARTED VS. UNCHARTERED
What’s the difference between uncharted and unchartered?
Uncharted means unexplored or unmapped, as in uncharted territory or uncharted waters. Unchartered means not having (or not done under) a charter or some other kind of official authorization, as in an unchartered flight. It’s sometimes used to mean unauthorized or lawless, as in unchartered activity.
The chart in uncharted refers to a map, but charted is not commonly used as an adjective—most people would say mapped. In contrast, both unchartered and chartered (meaning having a charter or officially authorized) are used.
The two words are often used in much different contexts, but there are some cases where both could apply. For example, a remote parcel of land may be both uncharted (unmapped) and unchartered (not bound by any official charters or laws).
Here’s an example of uncharted and unchartered used correctly in a sentence.
Example: The movie is an adventure about a group of teens who take a secret, unchartered flight to explore an uncharted island.
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How to use uncharted in a sentence
The predawn hours may not be the time for personal records or uncharted routes.
In this book, you can view more than 220 images taken from Apollo space mission astronauts as they explore uncharted territory on the moon.Space-related coffee table books that are out of this world|PopSci Commerce Team|October 1, 2020|Popular-Science
While 2020 has introduced challenges no one expected, recent advances in emerging tech have enabled companies worldwide to quickly react and adapt in uncharted territory.Why the coronavirus pandemic has made 5G more essential than ever|jakemeth|September 7, 2020|Fortune
To grab and hold their attention, you need to go off your customer lists and into uncharted waters.How to use in-market audiences for better search campaigns|Harikrishna Kundariya|August 18, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Sponsoring virtual parades might be uncharted territory for you but it’s a territory worth exploring.Ecommerce marketing this Independence Day will be tricky: Four must dos|Evelyn Johnson|June 23, 2020|Search Engine Watch
But remember, this was uncharted territory for the FAA just as it was for Galactic.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His new book looks at the most fascinating forgotten and uncharted spots.
In Unruly Places, Bonnett has launched an investigation into uncharted, underground, and undiscovered worlds.
Campaigning openly with a same-sex spouse is largely uncharted territory for gay Republicans.Out, Proud and Loud: A GOP Nominee Breaks Boundaries|James Kirchick|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The relationship between siblings, though not completely uncharted, is a far less frequent subject of systematic study.
He was out upon the great ocean current of circumstances, where everything was unknown and uncharted, so far as he was concerned.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
She was still an unknown and uncharted land to him, to which at times the instinct of self-preservation blindly inclined him.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
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Bringing the ship to anchor in such a wind in uncharted, shoal water was difficult to do in a cool and methodical manner.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
And now Elliott, adorable Elliott, was to be marooned in this uncharted district for a whole year.The Camerons of Highboro|Beth B. Gilchrist