unclaimed

adjective
un·​claimed | \ ˌən-ˈklāmd How to pronounce unclaimed (audio) \

Definition of unclaimed

: not claimed specifically : not called for by an owner or consignee unclaimed property/goods

Examples of unclaimed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chriss, 22, who averaged 7.4 points in 37 games before he was waived, went unclaimed by the other 29 teams. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Damion Lee gets new Warriors contract, cites Seth Curry as inspiration," 15 Jan. 2020 To search for unclaimed property, visit www.findRImoney.com. USA TODAY, "Purple haze, making the sausage, ‘Goodfellas’ tavern: News from around our 50 states," 14 Jan. 2020 More than 8,000 people in Thailand died or went missing in the disaster, and the bodies of almost 400 victims remain unidentified and unclaimed. BostonGlobe.com, "BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Indonesia’s Aceh province at ceremonies Thursday marking the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of modern history’s worst natural disasters.," 27 Dec. 2019 Her case has been entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NaMUS), a national clearinghouse available for law enforcement and families to search for cases of missing, unidentified and unclaimed persons. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, "Sister fears the worst after receiving strange texts from Faith Lindsey's cell phone on the night she vanished," 3 Dec. 2019 Each week, the airport’s lost and found department donates five 55-gallon barrels of unclaimed items -- ranging from belts to jackets -- to the Sunshine Division, an agency that helps the needy. oregonlive, "You may think you know everything about the Portland International Airport. You don’t. Read this for some crazy facts.," 22 Nov. 2019 That leaves four unclaimed Olympic berths, and 24 teams to compete for them in playoffs next year. San Diego Union-Tribune, "US keeps top spot in FIBA men’s world rankings; Spain No. 2," 19 Sep. 2019 Rides ran empty with just one or two passengers, sad-looking game stations sat lonely and stuffed animal prizes, unclaimed. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, "The things we loved about Riot Fest’s 15th anniversary, and some we really didn’t," 16 Sep. 2019 Potter’s Field – a term for common graves, those for paupers or unclaimed bodies – was believed to contain as many as 502 people, many of whom might have fallen victim to tuberculosis, The (Washington) Observer-Reporter reported. USA TODAY, "Puppy wins lotto, alligators, mountain lions, Dunkin Donuts wedding: News from around our 50 states," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unclaimed

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Unclaimed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclaimed. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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unclaimed

adjective
How to pronounce unclaimed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unclaimed

: not asked for or taken by an owner : not claimed

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