Definitions for UNən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or 'un


    young uns; He's a bad un.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of un:



or U.N.

  1. United Nations.

    Category: Government, Titles, Associations, Organizations


  1. a prefix meaning “not,” freely used as an English formative, giving negative or opposite force in adjectives and their derivative adverbs and nouns (unfair; unfairly; unfairness; unfelt; unseen; unfitting; unformed; unheard-of; un-get-at-able), and less freely used in certain other nouns (unrest; unemployment).

    Category: Affix

Origin of un-:

ME un-, on-, OE; c. D on-, G un-; akin to L in-, Gk an-,a-. See a-6, an-1, in-3


  1. a prefix freely used in English to form verbs expressing a reversal of some action or state, or removal, deprivation, release, etc. (unbend; uncork; unfasten; etc.), or to intensify the force of a verb already having such a meaning (unloose).

    Category: Affix

Origin of un-:

ME, OE un-, on-; c. D ont-=, G ent-; akin to L ante, Gk anti; cf. ante-, anti-

Princeton's WordNet

  1. United Nations, UN(noun)

    an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. UN(noun)ən

    the United Nations; an international organization of countries that works together to solve world problems

    a member of the UN


  1. un(Noun)


  2. un(Pronoun)

    one (a thing).

    Give me one of those round 'uns.

  3. un(Pronoun)

    one (a person).

    We've got a clever 'un here!

  4. Origin: Representing non-standard pronunciation of one.


  1. Un

    Un is the 11th studio album by Chumbawamba released in mid-2004, and features major influences from both electronic and folk music, containing many samples from world music. It serves as a bridge between the band's earlier electric sound and the current acoustic sound. The single from the album is "On eBay", which also has a music video.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'UN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2231

Anagrams of UN

  1. nu , Nu, NU

  2. nu, Nu, NU

Translations for UN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


1 in number

one person; He took one book.

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