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Definitions for unused
ʌnˈyuzd for 1,2 ; ʌnˈyust for 3un·used

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fresh, unusedadjective

    not yet used or soiled

    "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of paper"; "an unused envelope"

  2. unusedadjective

    not yet put into use

    "we bought an unused car for a change"

  3. idle, unusedadjective

    not in active use

    "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"

  4. unusedadjective

    infrequently exposed to

    "feet unused to shoes"


  1. unusedadjective

    not used

    I have two unused vouchers for a free meal.

  2. unusedadjective

    not accustomed

    I am unused to the dark nights of the countryside.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unusedadjective

    She, whose husband about that time died, forgetting the absent Plangus, or, at least, not hoping of him to attain so aspiring a purpose, left no art unused, which might keep the line from breaking, whereat the fish was already taken. Philip Sidney.

    Sure he that made us with such large discourse,
    Looking before and after, gave us not
    That capability and godlike reason,
    To rust in us unus’d. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    He, unused to such entertainment, did shortly and plainly answer what he was. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    One, whose eyes,
    Albeit unused to the melting mood,
    Dropt tears as fast as the Arabian trees
    Their medicinal gum. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    What art thou?
    Not from above: no, thy wan looks betray
    Diminish’d light, and eyes unus’d to day. Dryden.


  1. unused

    Unused refers to something that has not been used, employed, or put into action before. It could be an item or equipment, or even an abstract concept like potential or skills, that has not yet been utilized or taken advantage of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unusedadjective

    not used; as, an unused book; an unused apartment

  2. Unusedadjective

    not habituated; unaccustomed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unused

    un-ūzd′, adj. not used, not accustomed.—ns. Unū′sage (obs.); Unused′ness.—adj. Unuse′ful, useless.—adv. Unuse′fully.—n. Unuse′fulness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unused in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unused in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unused in a Sentence

  1. James Rauh:

    It’s clear that the status quo isn’t working. WMD designation would allow the federal government to activate unused and under-used resources to stop illicit fentanyl before it ever reaches our border, [FAF] encourages the Biden Administration to take this decisive and necessary action, giving illicit fentanyl the WMD designation it deserves.

  2. Ashish Jha:

    If we made IP available today, we will not add vaccines today. It's about tech transfer, knowledge of making vaccines. This is really about a complex biological agent. It's not clear to me that George Mason University.The moment India has a lot of unused vaccine capacity. The issue is building new capacity.

  3. Scott Stringer:

    It is an insult to families who are desperate to access technology for their children to leave brand new computers and tablets unused in closets and storage facilities, if auditors can’t locate an average of 180 computers per DOE location, this may be just the tip of the iceberg.

  4. Thomas Mann:

    A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.

  5. Los Angeles:

    Amazon packages, UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens.

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Translations for unused

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  • غير مستعملArabic
  • unbenutzt, ungebrauchtGerman
  • αχρησιμοποίητοςGreek
  • neuzataEsperanto
  • دست‌نخورده, ناآشنا, نوPersian
  • inutiliséFrench
  • अप्रयुक्तHindi
  • insuetaLatin
  • nefolosit, neutilizat, neîntrebuințatRomanian
  • неиспользованный, неиспользуемый, непривыкшийRussian

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    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    A attend
    B conceal
    C emerge
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