without a title: an untitled gentleman; an untitled book.
having no right or claim.

Origin of untitled

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + titled
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Examples from the Web for untitled

Contemporary Examples of untitled

  • For “Untitled Film Stills,” Sherman dressed and posed like the clichéd images of women that she saw on film and TV.

  • But Wonder Woman will finally be making her film debut in 2015, in the as yet untitled Batman vs. Superman movie.

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    Who Is Gal Gadot, the New Wonder Woman?

    Amy Zimmerman

    December 4, 2013

  • These sculptures by Berlin-based David Adamo are in his solo show at Untitled gallery in New York.

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    Artist as Ant

    Blake Gopnik

    October 4, 2013

  • This is an untitled piece known as “Spiral Mask,” finished in 1961 by the great land artist Robert Smithson.

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    The Spirit of Land Art

    Blake Gopnik

    August 22, 2012

  • This is the aptly named “Untitled (Ribs),” a photo from 2009 by a Hungarian-born New Yorker named Monika Sziladi.

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    Skin, Bones and Beauty

    Blake Gopnik

    August 15, 2012

Historical Examples of untitled

  • They are the untitled and undistinguished mass of the English people.

  • However, whether he was a baron or an untitled man, he merits a share of admiration.


    Anna Balmer Myers

  • It is my impression, from an inspection of the book, that we are the first untitled visitors.


    Charles Dudley Warner

  • In 1480 the untitled letrados became a majority in this body.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • The majority of the images in this book are untitled, and are 'in context' with where they are placed.

    The Pond

    Carl Ewald

British Dictionary definitions for untitled



without a titlean untitled manuscript
having no claim or titlean untitled usurper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for untitled

1610s, "unnamed," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of title (v.). Meaning "having no right" is from 1660s; that of "undistinguished" is from 1798.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper