Definitions

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

  • adjective Not attempted, tested, or proved.
  • adjective Law Not tried in court.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not tried; not attempted.
  • Not yet felt or experienced: as, untried sufferings.
  • Not subjected to trial; not tested or put to the test.
  • Unnoticed; unexamined.
  • Not having passed trial; not heard and determined in law: as, the cause remains untried.

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

  • adjective Not yet tried or tested; unknown.

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

  • adjective not yet proved or subjected to testing
  • adjective not tried or tested by experience

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- + try + -ed.

Examples

  • The fact that the world may have to face the choice between to be and not to be and the fact that it has been left to us ourselves to decide whether life or death shall prevail, make it more necessary than ever before that we choose the right way; we must not let any conceivable method remain untried in our efforts to solve international conflicts in a peaceful way.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1957 - Presentation Speech

  • So most executives aren't going to take a chance on "untried" scribes i.e., somebody without a list of "real" -- live action -- screen credits.

    The FIRST Linkage of 2008

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

  • (Even some PVC salespeople) Copper wire is also better than the "new-fangled" aluminum stuff for high tension and the way we have done it before is better than any new "untried" idea.

    buried copper pipe

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