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

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Recent Examples on the Web The cellscapes created by Goodsell and Olson are best guesses—like an architect’s 3-D renderings of an unbuilt house. James Somers, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2022 Car dealers mailed the Fed keys from unsold vehicles, builders sent two-by-fours from unbuilt houses and farmers drove tractors around the Fed building in Washington in protest. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2022 While Frank Lloyd Wright is renowned for his tangible creations—such as Fallingwater—a new project from Angi reimagines three unbuilt Wright homes as virtual renderings that can be toured. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 15 Feb. 2022 Meta has signaled a willingness to move beyond the social media space toward something unbuilt and unknown. Scott Nover, Quartz, 5 Feb. 2022 After an appraiser determined in 2016 that the property—including the lots of still-unbuilt houses—was only valued at $56 million, the company removed it as a line-item from its financial statements. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 19 Jan. 2022 Land was rezoned, permits were issued, buyers lined up for unbuilt condo units as fast as they could be imagined. al, 2 Jan. 2022 Today, Dutch water boards, in tandem with ecologists and engineers, still help determine national flood protection policies, including where people can or can’t live, and what needs to be built, or unbuilt, to safeguard against flooding. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 Take the studio:indigenous founder’s unbuilt proposal for the Oneida Visitor Center, which features an observation tower offering visitors the perspective of the Sky Woman from the tribe’s creation story. Whitney Mallett, Curbed, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 26 May. 2022.

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