un·​built | \ ˌən-ˈbilt How to pronounce unbuilt (audio) \

Definition of unbuilt

1 : not built : not yet constructed
2 : not built on an unbuilt plot

Examples of unbuilt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the helm of this still unbuilt ship is Wright, an affable, articulate guy who—until fairly recently—mostly studied exoplanets and not signs of their potential exobeings. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, "Space Alien Research Could Get Its First Grad Program," 18 Nov. 2019 Such historical speculations concerning forgotten turning points provide cerebral thrills and wistful musings on children unborn, deeds undone, cities unbuilt. Paul Di Filippo, Washington Post, "‘Lost Transmissions’ tracks down some of the best art you didn’t know existed," 18 Sep. 2019 But the drawing, a photograph of which has been shared with The Plain Dealer by van Dijk’s firm, now DLR Group | Cleveland, certainly deserves a prominent place in the annals of unbuilt Cleveland. Steven Litt, cleveland, "From Blossom to Playhouse Square, architect Peter van Dijk left historic imprint — Steven Litt," 27 Oct. 2019 Still, new research conducted by engineers at MIT suggests one of the Renaissance giant’s unbuilt designs—a bridge poised to be the world’s longest—would have worked if the artist had actually followed through on his plans. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Scientists Prove Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-Year-Old Bridge Design Actually Works," 16 Oct. 2019 They’re filled with bland high-rises, underused public spaces, and the circular hole in the ground that was to form the foundation of the unbuilt Chicago Spire. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "The dull blocks west of Navy Pier get an engaging park: Will it be loved to death?," 31 July 2019 Awards will be presented in the categories of architecture greater than 50,000 square feet, architecture smaller than 50,000 square feet, residential architecture, interior architecture, restoration/renovation, urban design and unbuilt projects. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area," 18 June 2019 The unbuilt paean to the college game featured a towering, flat facade, upon which video would be broadcast at a scale big enough to turn the parking lot into drive-in, according to critic Witold Rybczynski. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Masterpieces of Robert Venturi, a postmodern architecture icon," 20 Sep. 2018 When the dust settles, this spectacular billion-dollar listing may remain unbuilt and available for a buck, white-tailed or otherwise. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "An Empty Lot Above Beverly Hills Is the Most Expensive Real Estate in the World," 17 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of unbuilt

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbuilt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuilt. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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