Definitions

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

  • adjective Not in use or put to use.
  • adjective Never having been used.
  • adjective Not accustomed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not put to use; not employed; not applied; disused. That has never been used.
  • Not accustomed; not habituated: as, hands unused to labor; hearts unused to deceit.
  • Unusual; unwonted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not used.
  • adjective Not habituated; unaccustomed.

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

  • adjective not used
  • adjective not accustomed

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

  • adjective infrequently exposed to
  • adjective not in active use
  • adjective not yet put into use
  • adjective not yet used or soiled

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Examples

  • Mark McQueen was hired to be the weatherman–slash–music personality interviewer, and I was crowned “sidekick,” a term unused in morning television since they had had a chimpanzee on theToday show.

    Fired!

  • Mark McQueen was hired to be the weatherman–slash–music personality interviewer, and I was crowned “sidekick,” a term unused in morning television since they had had a chimpanzee on theToday show.

    Fired!

  • Mark McQueen was hired to be the weatherman–slash–music personality interviewer, and I was crowned “sidekick,” a term unused in morning television since they had had a chimpanzee on theToday show.

    Fired!

  • Mark McQueen was hired to be the weatherman–slash–music personality interviewer, and I was crowned “sidekick,” a term unused in morning television since they had had a chimpanzee on theToday show.

    Fired!

  • Mark McQueen was hired to be the weatherman–slash–music personality interviewer, and I was crowned “sidekick,” a term unused in morning television since they had had a chimpanzee on theToday show.

    Fired!

  • I grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side where the homeless (a term unused back then) were oddities in the 1960's and 1970's, and quickly carted off lest the neighborhood be "sullied."

    Stephanie Gertler: On the Street Where She Lives

  • I grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side where the homeless (a term unused back then) were oddities in the 1960's and 1970's, and quickly carted off lest the neighborhood be "sullied."

    Stephanie Gertler: On the Street Where She Lives

  • I grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side where the homeless (a term unused back then) were oddities in the 1960's and 1970's, and quickly carted off lest the neighborhood be "sullied."

    Stephanie Gertler: On the Street Where She Lives

  • MCCORMACK: And we think that it's time for all countries who have, what I refer to as unused leverage, to use that leverage.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2008

  • H&S foundation is open to using embryos that otherwise would remain unused as a result of fertility treatments.

    ProWomanProLife » “Saving babies’ lives, before they’re even born”

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