un·​chart·​ed ˌən-ˈchär-təd How to pronounce uncharted (audio)
: not recorded or plotted on a map, chart, or plan
an uncharted island
broadly : unknown
a discussion moving into uncharted territory

Examples of uncharted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Jess is just the right person to chart us through this uncharted territory. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2024 Figuring out how to be a successful entrepreneur can feel like trekking through uncharted territory. John Hall, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 While blazing uncharted territory comes at a cost, Chisolm paved the way for many more women to become politically engaged, as is reflected in the Netflix biopic, Shirley, where Regina King masterfully delivers a performance of the late Chisolm. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 28 Mar. 2024 Some people want to see as many familiar faces as possible, while others prefer uncharted territory. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Mar. 2024 Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, are venturing through uncharted cosmic territory along the outer reaches of the solar system. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 14 Mar. 2024 The 2024 race will be the first post-Roe presidential election, plunging both parties into uncharted political terrain. Shane Goldmacher, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 As always, some travelers are intentionally planning around popular destinations and dates in order to find better deals and uncharted experiences. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Feb. 2024 From the harsh climates of the Arctic tundra to the lush jungles of South America and the uncharted depths of the ocean, the series unveils the natural world's most captivating wonders across 11 episodes, each providing a behind-the-scenes peek into its production challenges. Briana Richert, James Mercadante, EW.com, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncharted was in 1832

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“Uncharted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncharted. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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un·​chart·​ed ˌən-ˈchärt-əd How to pronounce uncharted (audio)
: not recorded or located on a map, chart, or plan : unknown
vast uncharted wilderness

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