a past participle of sow1.

Related formsun·sown, adjective
Can be confusedsown sewn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unsown

Historical Examples of unsown

  • In the long black furrows yet unsown a peasant pushed his plow.

  • He wore nothing more than the loincloth and the earth-coloured, unsown cloak.


    Herman Hesse

  • The ripening season is in July, when old and young, men and women, all are out to collect the unsown and untoiled-for harvest.

    Travels in Arabia

    Bayard Taylor

  • England surely did not bring up the Heroic Tragedy on its unsown soil.

  • The plain over which the road now lay was cultivated as far as could be seen, but the fields were as yet unsown.


    Philip Meadows Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for unsown



a past participle of sow 1
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Word Origin and History for unsown


past participle of sow (v.).

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