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View synonyms for unmanned

unmanned

[ uhn-mand ]

adjective

  1. without the physical presence of a person or people on board; uncrewed:

    an unmanned spacecraft.

  2. Falconry. (of a captured hawk) untrained for hunting with a master; unmade.


unmanned

/ ʌnˈmænd /

adjective

  1. lacking personnel or crew

    an unmanned ship

  2. (of aircraft, spacecraft, etc) operated by automatic or remote control
  3. uninhabited
  4. falconry (of a hawk or falcon) not yet trained to accept humans


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Word History and Origins

Origin of unmanned1

First recorded in 1535–45; un- 1( def ) + manned ( def )

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Example Sentences

Imagine an unmanned aircraft that is able to launch its own air-to-air weapon.

Meanwhile, Facebook had worked on its own airborne connection system, in which unmanned aircraft would deliver internet signals to people down below.

Some countries are going a step further — China last year unveiled an unmanned warship.

From Ozy

The potential emergency of unmanned polling places has not come to pass.

Delivery platform Meituan Dianping announced its first unmanned, artificial-intelligence powered brick-and-mortar outlet this month.

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Think advanced unmanned vehicles, all-aspect, broadband stealth, and undersea warfare.

An unmanned rocket intended to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded on Tuesday.

Turkey is now allowing the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft to fly over Syria.

Israel leads the unmanned air vehicle business, despite billions in Pentagon funding for U.S. industry.

Manned, unmanned, a balloon, a kite—you still have to get the information into the hands of the firefighters.

At a game of life like this men are either unmanned, or they grow the stronger, or they give themselves to evil.

The vacancy thus suddenly opened in my life unmanned me like a physical void.

Her voice, its sweet tones breaking a little at the last, unmanned me.

They had destroyed the few unmanned ones that had been put up.

The eyes alone would have unmanned him—under the tears he broke down utterly, and so was left without a shadow of control.

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