[in-shoo rd, -shurd]


the person, group, or organization whose life or property is covered by an insurance policy.

Origin of insured

First recorded in 1675–85; insure + -ed2
Related formsun·in·sured, adjectivewell-in·sured, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uninsured

Contemporary Examples of uninsured

Historical Examples of uninsured

  • One night his house, which was uninsured, was burnt to the ground.

  • Factory, the loss estimated at £12,000, the premises were uninsured.

    Yarmouth Notes

    Frederick Danby Palmer

  • One of them is the prominence given to the fact that the Asylum is uninsured.


    Henrik Ibsen

  • A few years afterwards the office was burned down, and the uninsured editor was left to begin his business over again.

    Men of Our Times

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • If the hotel, uninsured, had suddenly burst into flames, the 'Bishop' would have manifested far less consternation.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

British Dictionary definitions for uninsured



not covered by insuranceuninsured motorists



covered by insurancean insured risk


the person, persons, or organization covered by an insurance policy
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