Definitions for unknownʌnˈnoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•knownʌnˈnoʊn(adj.)

  1. not known; not within the range of knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar.

  2. not discovered, explored, identified, or ascertained.

  3. not widely known; not famous; obscure.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (n.)a person or thing that is unknown.

  5. a symbol representing an unknown quantity: in algebra, analysis, etc., frequently represented by a letter from the last part of the alphabet.

    Category: Math

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unknown, unknown region, terra incognita(noun)

    an unknown and unexplored region

    "they came like angels out the unknown"

  2. stranger, alien, unknown(noun)

    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

  3. unknown, unknown quantity(adj)

    a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

  4. unknown(adj)

    not known

    "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"

  5. 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"

  6. unknown(adj)

    not known to exist

    "things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths"

  7. obscure, unknown, unsung(adj)

    not famous or acclaimed

    "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"

  8. strange, unknown(adj)

    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

  1. unknown(adjective)ʌnˈnoʊn

    not known to or understood by sb

    The incident was reported by an unknown woman.; The cause of death remains unknown.

  2. unknownʌnˈnoʊn

    not well-known by the public

    an unknown artist

Wiktionary

  1. unknown(Noun)

    A variable (usually x, y or z) whose value is to be found.

  2. unknown(Noun)

    Any fact or place about which nothing is known (as in the phrase "into the unknown").

  3. unknown(Noun)

    A person of no identity; a nonentity

  4. unknown(Adjective)

    Not known; unidentified; not well known.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unknown(adj)

    not known; not apprehended

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. unknown

    1. A code meaning

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unknown' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2303

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unknown' in Adjectives Frequency: #315


Translations for unknown

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

unknown(adjective)

not known

her unknown helper.

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