unbuilt

adjective

un·​built ˌən-ˈbilt How to pronounce unbuilt (audio)
1
: not built : not yet constructed
2
: not built on
an unbuilt plot

Examples of unbuilt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nonetheless, the unbuilt residence in Paradise Valley has been put on the market for a whopping $29 million. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 25 Jan. 2024 The unbuilt mansions, valued at $35 million apiece, resulted in $161 million being added to Trump’s net worth annually for several years. Erik Larson, Fortune, 6 Oct. 2023 The project remains unbuilt on one of the area’s last large undeveloped coastal properties. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2023 As apartments went unbuilt, fed up home buyers across China refused to make further payments at hundreds of properties last year, according to one crowdsourced list. Meaghan Tobin, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2023 Hobbs also noted that about 80,000 unbuilt lots already are approved and can go forward. Brandon Loomis, USA TODAY, 2 June 2023 However, Brian Dusek, managing principal of real estate development for the Minneapolis office of AECOM, said the changes to the Washington Avenue project were motivated by the pandemic, which made building a sales center and marketing unbuilt units a challenge not worth taking. Jim Buchta, Star Tribune, 22 Mar. 2021 The bridges were unbuilt and trouble coming. Nick Laird, The New York Review of Books, 16 Mar. 2023 The first lot on the corner remains unbuilt, the casualty of a years-long insurance dispute. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbuilt was in the 15th century

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“Unbuilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuilt. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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unbuilt

adjective
un·​built ˌən-ˈbilt How to pronounce unbuilt (audio)
1
: not yet built
an unbuilt house
2
: not built on
an unbuilt plot

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