Definitions

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

  • adjective Having no residents; not inhabited.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not inhabited; having no inhabitants: as, an uninhabited island.

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

  • adjective not inhabited; having no inhabitants

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

  • adjective not having inhabitants; not lived in

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ inhabited.

Examples

  • Neither are so-called “industrial-use” products, even ozone generators, sold to and intended for use by professionals in uninhabited spaces.

    California air-purifier regulations hit home

  • Given the speeds and the fact that satellite phones offer better coverage primarily in uninhabited, rural areas, but not underground or inside buildings, where most consumers experience dropped calls, I think the consumer opportunity is pretty small.

    The Ominous Return of the Satellite Phone

  • The earth is largely uninhabited from the perspective of geographical area.

    Sound Politics: Schools, minds, closed yet again

  • Let us hope that some of the islands remain uninhabited, so that these unfortunate brutes may escape being exterminated entirely.

    As I Please

  • They had built huts in uninhabited places, or made a twisted bower of strong green creepers, and lived their primitive paradisal life wanting nothing but each other; sometimes, through accidents and illness, they had nursed each other, with such unwearied tenderness that death himself had to withdraw, defeated by love.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • They had built huts in uninhabited places, or made a twisted bower of strong green creepers, and lived their primitive paradisal life wanting nothing but each other; sometimes, through accidents and illness, they had nursed each other, with such unwearied tenderness that death himself had to withdraw, defeated by love.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • As we were in uninhabited country, and expected to be for a month or more, the appearance of four men and some camels was a welcome sight and the occasion of marked politeness on both sides, Mr. Rijnhart presenting them with some bread, and Rahim exchanging tobacco with them.

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • He was referring to the uninhabited stretch of desert northwest of the city where many of the murdered women’s bodies had been found.

    THE DAUGHTERS OF JUÁREZ

  • Gen. Angus Watt, has ordered the program fast-tracked, and his staff plan to give special consideration to companies that can quickly deliver the so-called uninhabited aerial vehicles or UAVs.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Gen. Angus Watt, has ordered the program fast-tracked, and his staff plan to give special consideration to companies that can quickly deliver the so-called uninhabited aerial vehicles or UAVs...

    Archive 2007-11-01

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.