Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not being acquainted; not conversant.
  • adjective Not within one's knowledge; strange.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not familiar; not well known or acquainted; not wonted by frequent use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Strange, not familiar.
  • noun An unfamiliar person; a stranger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not known or well known

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Examples

  • These gentlemen were using a phrase unfamiliar to many in northern and eastern linguistic regions but easily understood by “country” talkers and especially black Americans; it is deeply rooted in the usages of some of the great contributors to the English language.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • These gentlemen were using a phrase unfamiliar to many in northern and eastern linguistic regions but easily understood by “country” talkers and especially black Americans; it is deeply rooted in the usages of some of the great contributors to the English language.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • These gentlemen were using a phrase unfamiliar to many in northern and eastern linguistic regions but easily understood by “country” talkers and especially black Americans; it is deeply rooted in the usages of some of the great contributors to the English language.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • These gentlemen were using a phrase unfamiliar to many in northern and eastern linguistic regions but easily understood by “country” talkers and especially black Americans; it is deeply rooted in the usages of some of the great contributors to the English language.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • It's a throw-away line in a story on page A15, a mention of a name unfamiliar to many Americans.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • It's a throw-away line in a story on page A15, a mention of a name unfamiliar to many Americans.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • It's a throw-away line in a story on page A15, a mention of a name unfamiliar to many Americans.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • It's a throw-away line in a story on page A15, a mention of a name unfamiliar to many Americans.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Well, for those find the term unfamiliar, I want to give a brief description of Xobni.

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  • The tall and very elegant woman manager stepped forward and answered -- taking my shopping bag from my hands and setting it, firmly, far away from her crystal and Limoges -- that her shop specialized in "unfamiliar" pieces.

    Excerpt: The Deadwood Beetle by Mylene Dressler

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