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 On the wall to my right were pictures Pedraza had drawn, projections of unbuilt buildings from his imagination. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "What if You Could Outsource Your To-Do List?," 30 Nov. 2020 Citing a shift toward more employees working from home, Pinterest, which allows people to save images to virtual pinboards, paid $90 million to cancel a lease for 500,000 square feet in an unbuilt office building in San Francisco. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "Calamities Challenge California’s Economic Foundation," 5 Oct. 2020 Even unbuilt, the project violated the spirit of his work in Vals. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "The Iconoclast Remaking Los Angeles’s Most Important Museum," 5 Oct. 2020 The pact can be traced back to 1973, when a group of Japanese firms agreed to purchase LNG from then-unbuilt Bontang, helping Indonesia get financing and launch its first export plant in 1977. Tsuyoshi Inajima, Bloomberg.com, "One of the World’s Oldest LNG Deals Is Unraveling on the Virus," 9 Sep. 2020 The company has leased an unbuilt tower at 564 Howard St. and also bought a historic building next to its headquarters for $145 million in March, which could lead to more office growth in the Transbay area. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Salesforce extends work from home option until at least August 2021," 19 Aug. 2020 Pinterest terminated its massive 490,000-square-foot lease at San Francisco’s unbuilt 88 Bluxome project, citing a shift towards more remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Pinterest cancels huge SF office lease in unbuilt project, citing work from home shift," 28 Aug. 2020 Financial stress at an upmarket developer is rattling Chinese families who paid big deposits for unbuilt homes—showing the risks in presales, one of the sector’s favorite funding tools in China. Xie Yu And Mike Bird, WSJ, "Chinese Home Buyers Paid Huge Deposits but Now Worry They’ll Be Left With Nothing," 24 Aug. 2020 His brilliant projects went mostly unbuilt, and the yellow press covered his messy divorce and daily exploits. Anthony Alofsin, Smithsonian Magazine, "How New York Made Frank Lloyd Wright a Starchitect," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unbuilt

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbuilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuilt. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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