What does unborn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unbornadjective

    not yet brought into existence

    "unborn generations"


  1. unbornnoun

    A single unborn offspring at any stage of gestation.

  2. unbornnoun

    Unborn offspring collectively.

    Inheritance law allows property to be left to the unborn.

  3. unbornadjective

    not yet born; yet to come; future.

  4. unbornadjective

    not yet delivered; still existing in the mother's womb.

  5. unbornadjective

    existing without birth or beginning.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unbornadjective

    Not yet brought into life; future; being to come.

    Some unborn sorrow, ripe in fortune’s womb,
    Is coming tow’rd me. William Shakespeare, Richard II.

    The woes to come, the children yet unborn
    Shall feel this day, as sharp to them as thorn. William Shakespeare.

    Never so much as in a thought unborn,
    Did I offend you. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    He on the wings of cherubim
    Up-lifted, in paternal glory rode
    Far into chaos, and the world unborn. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    To what wretched state reserv’d!
    Better end here unborn! Why is life giv’n
    To be thus wasted from us? John Milton, Par. Lost.

    A queen, from whom
    The souls of kings unborn for bodies wait. Dryden.


  1. unborn

    Unborn generally refers to something or someone that has not yet been born, particularly referring to a fetus or a human being during the prenatal stage, which is before birth. It can also metaphorically refer to anything that has not yet come into existence or development.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unbornadjective

    not born; no yet brought into life; being still to appear; future

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unborn

    un-bawrn′, adj. not yet born: non-existent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unborn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unborn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unborn in a Sentence

  1. Jemma Falkenmire:

    Every bag of blood is precious, but James' blood is particularly extraordinary, his blood is actually used to make a life-saving medication, given to moms whose blood is at risk of attacking their unborn babies. Every batch of Anti-D that has ever been made in Australia has come from James' blood.

  2. Marjorie Dannenfelser:

    Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court marks a pivotal moment for the fight to ensure every unborn child is welcomed and protected.

  3. Garrett Bess:

    This is yet another example of President Biden choosing the side of extremists on the Left, president Biden has used President Biden Justice Department to go after Texas lawmakers who fought to protect unborn children whose hearts are already beating and launched politicized lawsuits smearing voter ID laws as ‘ racist. ’ Now President Biden is attacking state legislators and forcing President Biden radical views on those who disagree with President Biden so-called ‘ Equality ’ Act that would endanger women and girls andstrip parents of the ability to help their children navigate important life decisions. CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS RIP PSYCHOLOGY STUDY CLAIMING THAT LGBTQ ACTIVISM POSES NO THREAT TO CHRISTIANS.

  4. Patrick Morrisey:

    While we’re obviously disappointed by the court’s decision, we maintain our strong belief that life is precious and must be defended at every stage, that includes safeguarding unborn children from pain, while also protecting the life of the mother. We will review the court’s decision and consider potential options.

  5. Pope John Paul II:

    The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.

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