un·​ac·​count·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-təd How to pronounce unaccounted (audio) \

Definition of unaccounted

: not accounted : unexplained often used with for

Examples of unaccounted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with 11 other sailors aboard the USS Indianapolis had their status change from unaccounted for to buried at sea. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 31 May 2022 Coxswain Charles Byrd Sparks of Birmingham was listed as unaccounted for after the USS Indianapolis was struck by two Japanese torpedoes on July 30, 1945. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 26 May 2022 No other injuries were reported, and there have been no reports of guests being unaccounted for, the statement said. Nick Stoico, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2022 That probably leaves nearly 40 percent of this year's taxpayers still unaccounted for, with many scrambling to submit their documents by Monday. Fatima Hussein, ajc, 17 Apr. 2022 First responders located the bodies after family members noted that an elderly couple attempting to evacuate had been unaccounted for, police said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 16 Apr. 2022 A day earlier, local firefighters responded to a structural fire at their address, and later that evening officials received information about the elderly couple who was unaccounted for by family members. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 14 Apr. 2022 Ukrainian officials have previously said about 130 survivors had been pulled from the rubble, leaving hundreds of others unaccounted for. Anna Kaplan, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 With as many as a thousand people, many of them children, reported to have taken shelter at the theater and still unaccounted for, fears remained that whatever hope emerged from the rescue scene Thursday would eventually be eclipsed by despair. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unaccounted

1689, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2022

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“Unaccounted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccounted. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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