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adjective un·known \-ˈnōn\

Simple Definition of unknown

  • : not known

  • : not well-known : not famous

Full Definition of unknown

  1. :  not known or not well-known; also :  having an unknown value <an unknown quantity>

Examples of unknown

  1. a disease of unknown cause

  2. Much remains unknown about his early life.

  3. Her music was previously unknown outside of Asia.

  4. An unknown number of cases go unreported.

  5. The victim's attacker was unknown to her.

  6. For some unknown reason, my computer crashed.

  7. a book of unknown poems



14th Century

First Known Use of unknown

14th century

Rhymes with unknown

agon, aitchbone, alone, atone, backbone, Bastogne, bemoan, Big Stone, birthstone, Blackstone, bloodstone, bluestone, bondstone, Boulogne, breastbone, bridge loan, brimstone, brownstone, call loan, calzone, Capone, capstone, cell phone, cheekbone, chinbone, cogon, cologne, Cologne, colon, colón, Colón, condone, copestone, corn pone, curbstone, cyclone, daimon, dapsone, debone, depone, dethrone, dial tone, disown, Dordogne, downzone, dripstone, drop zone, drystone, earphone, earth tone, end zone, enthrone, estrone, fieldstone, firestone, Firestone, flagstone, flowstone, flyblown, footstone, freestone, free zone, full-blown, gallstone, gemstone, Gijón, goldstone, gravestone, greenstone, grindstone, hailstone, halftone, handblown, hard stone, headphone, headstone, hearthstone, high-flown, hip bone, homegrown, hormone, hornstone, impone, ingrown, inkstone, in stone, intone, jawbone, jewel tone, keystone, León, leone, life zone, limestone, lodestone, long bone, Maidstone, milestone, millstone, moonstone, mudstone, nose cone, oilstone, orgone, ozone, pay phone, peptone, pinbone, pinecone, piñon, pipestone, postpone, potstone, propone, redbone, red zone, rhinestone, sandstone, shade-grown, shinbone, siltstone, snow cone, soapstone, splint bone, strike zone, T-bone, tailbone, thighbone, time zone, toadstone, tombstone, touchstone, touch-tone, tritone, trombone, turnstone, twelve-tone, two-tone, Tyrone, unthrone, war zone, well-known, whalebone, wheel-thrown, whetstone, windblown, wishbone, Yangon


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unknown

noun un·known

Simple Definition of unknown

  • the unknown : a place, situation, or thing that you do not know about or understand

  • : a person who is not famous or well-known

  • : something that is not known or not yet discovered

Full Definition of unknown

  1. 1 :  one that is not known or not well-known; especially :  a person who is little known (as to the public)

  2. 2 :  something that requires discovery, identification, or clarification: as a :  a symbol (as x, y, or z) in a mathematical equation representing an unknown quantity b :  a specimen (as of bacteria or mixed chemicals) required to be identified as an exercise in appropriate laboratory techniques

Examples of unknown

  1. explorers venturing off into the unknown

  2. A fear of the unknown kept her from changing jobs.

  3. The director cast an unknown in the lead role.

  4. We're facing too many unknowns.



1597

First Known Use of unknown

1597



UNKNOWN Defined for Kids

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unknown

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adjective un·known \ˌən-ˈnōn\

Definition of unknown

  1. :  not known <… it was cut all over with strange lines and figures that might be the letters of an unknown language. — C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe>




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noun un·known

Definition of unknown

  1. :  one (as a quantity) that is unknown





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