What does unwritten mean?

Definitions for unwrittenʌnˈrɪt n

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unwritten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwritten(adj)

    based on custom rather than documentation

    "an unwritten law"; "rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence

  2. oral, unwritten(adj)

    using speech rather than writing

    "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"

  3. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten(adj)

    said or done without having been planned or written in advance

    "he made a few ad-lib remarks"


  1. unwritten(Adjective)

    Spoken or otherwise communicated other than in writing.

  2. unwritten(Adjective)

    Implicit or understood but not formally articulated.

    It's an unwritten law that you lock the gate when you leave the swimming pool.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwritten(adj)

    not written; not reduced to writing; oral; as, unwritten agreements

  2. Unwritten(adj)

    containing no writing; blank; as, unwritten paper


  1. Unwritten

    "Unwritten" is a song by English singer Natasha Bedingfield. Bedingfield, Danielle Brisebois, and Wayne Rodriguez wrote it for her debut album, Unwritten, and later served as the opening theme for the MTV reality series The Hills. The single was released as the album's third UK single and second US single. It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first top-ten hit in the United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unwritten

    un-rit′n, adj. not written or reduced to writing, oral: containing no writing.—v.t. Unwrite′, to cancel what is written.—adj. Unwrīt′ing, not writing.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwritten in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwritten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Glaser and Way:

    The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

  2. Rebecca West:

    I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?

  3. President Obama:

    There is no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off-years. That’s not in the constitutional text.

  4. President Obama:

    There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done in off years, that’s not in the constitutional text.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Life is a mysterious puzzle, a game with incongruent sequences, strange episodes and unwritten stories. ( "Waiting for the pieces to fall into place" )

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