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ʌnˈnoʊnun·known

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unknown, unknown region, terra incognitanoun

    an unknown and unexplored region

    "they came like angels out the unknown"

  2. stranger, alien, unknownnoun

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

  3. unknown, unknown quantityadjective

    a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

  4. unknownadjective

    not known

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

  5. nameless, unidentified, unknown, unnamedadjective

    being or having an unknown or unnamed source

    "a poem by an unknown author"; "corporations responsible to nameless owners"; "an unnamed donor"

  6. unknownadjective

    not known to exist

    "things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths"

  7. obscure, unknown, unsungadjective

    not famous or acclaimed

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

  8. strange, unknownadjective

    not known before

    "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"

Wiktionary

  1. unknownnoun

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

  2. unknownnoun

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

  3. unknownnoun

    A person of no identity; a nonentity

  4. unknownadjective

    Not known; unidentified; not well known.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unknownadjective

    ’Tis not unknown to you,
    How much I have disabled my estate. William Shakespeare.

    Many are the trees of God, that grow
    In paradise, and various, yet unknown
    To us. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Here may I always on this downy grass,
    Unknown, unseen, my easy minutes pass. Wentworth Dillon.

    If any chance has hither brought the name
    Of Palamedes, not unknown to fame,
    Accus’d and sentenc’d for pretended crimes. Dryden.

    Though incest is indeed a deadly crime,
    You are not guilty, since unknown ’twas done,
    And known, had been abhorr’d. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

    At fear of death, that saddens all
    With terrors round, can reason hold her throne?
    Despise the known, nor tremble at th’ unknown. Alexander Pope.

    The planting of hemp and flax would be an unknown advantage to the kingdom. Francis Bacon.

    I am yet
    Unknown to woman; never was forsworn. William Shakespeare.

    We stopped at a little inn, where the man of the house, formerly a servant in the knight’s family, to do honour to his old master, had, unknown to Sir Roger, put him up in a sign-post. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 122.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unknownadjective

    not known; not apprehended

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. unknown

    1. A code meaning

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  1. Unknown

    The man who painted thousands of pictures in art galleries.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unknown in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unknown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of unknown in a Sentence

  1. Detective Bill Springer:

    It was decided by the sheriff's office and my supervisors that we would send up the unknown remains of the girl from 1974, thanks to Othram, they were able to identify her and build a profile.

  2. Jennifer Kertanis:

    In any type of situation like this where we're dealing with a new illness, something that's growing and changing rapidly, it's almost fear of the unknown.

  3. Minnie Haskins:

    And I said to the one who stood at the gate of the year, 'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the Unknown.' And he replied, 'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.'

  4. Elissa Weitzman:

    Social media data could provide descriptive information about health histories and behaviors that are helpful for building out the ` digital health phenotype ’ for patients, in a perfect, creative and well worked through digitally enabled world, real-time mining of social media content could be revealing allergies, medications or health problems that are otherwise unknown which could alter treatment decisions in an emergency situation and be life-saving.

  5. Alan Lin:

    Austin [Rogers] especially was a big unknown. All I knew is that he had won 12 games and a lot of money, so when I heard I was going up against him in the first round, my goal was honestly just shooting for a wild-card spot. But then I think I played the best game of ‘Jeopardy!’ I’ve ever played and got the lock game, which really helped my confidence, though that confidence promptly deserted me the next day.

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