Definitions for unknownʌnˈnoʊn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
not known; not within the range of knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar.
not discovered, explored, identified, or ascertained.
not widely known; not famous; obscure.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(n.)a person or thing that is unknown.
a symbol representing an unknown quantity: in algebra, analysis, etc., frequently represented by a letter from the last part of the alphabet.
unknown, unknown region, terra incognita(noun)
an unknown and unexplored region
"they came like angels out the unknown"
stranger, alien, unknown(noun)
anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
unknown, unknown quantity(adj)
a variable whose values are solutions of an equation
"an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"
nameless, unidentified, unknown, unnamed(adj)
being or having an unknown or unnamed source
"a poem by an unknown author"; "corporations responsible to nameless owners"; "an unnamed donor"
not known to exist
"things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths"
obscure, unknown, unsung(adj)
not famous or acclaimed
"an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
not known before
"used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not known to or understood by sb
The incident was reported by an unknown woman.; The cause of death remains unknown.
not well-known by the public
an unknown artist
A variable (usually x, y or z) whose value is to be found.
Any fact or place about which nothing is known (as in the phrase "into the unknown").
A person of no identity; a nonentity
Not known; unidentified; not well known.
not known; not apprehended
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. A code meaning
Translations for unknown
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
her unknown helper.
- غَيْر مَعْروفArabic
- desconhecidoPortuguese (BR)
- ناشناس؛ ناشناختهFarsi
- अविदित, अज्ञातHindi
- tidak dikenalIndonesian
- 알려지지 않은Korean
- tdk diketahuiMalay
- ukjent, fremmedNorwegian
- 未知的Chinese (Trad.)
- không được biết đếnVietnamese
- 未知的Chinese (Simp.)
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