undelivered

adjective
un·​de·​liv·​ered | \ ˌən-di-ˈli-vərd How to pronounce undelivered (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undelivered

: not delivered undelivered mail

Examples of undelivered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The manufacturing issue, which Boeing now says affects components in a few locations, will need to be addressed in roughly 90 jets in airline fleets as well as in many undelivered planes. Alison Sider, WSJ, 16 Apr. 2021 To meet investors’ expectations for 2021, Boeing needs to unload hundreds of undelivered jets that have accumulated on parking lots over the past two years as a result of the MAX crisis and recent problems with the 787 Dreamliner. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2021 The letter from Lille, for example, is part of the Brienne Collection—a trunk containing 2,600 undelivered messages collected by 17th-century postal employees and eventually bequeathed to a Dutch museum. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2021 The uptick will ease concerns about Airbus’s inventory of undelivered aircraft, which stood at about 100 in mid-February. Charlotte Ryan, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2021 Postal and law enforcement officials are investigating after four dozen mail-in ballots were found undelivered at a post office in Florida. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2020 In the journal Nature Communications, the team tells of virtually opening four undelivered letters written from 1680 and 1706. William J. Broad New York Times, Star Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 The scientists investigated the Brienne Collection, a postmaster's trunk holding more than 3,000 undelivered letters, including 577 letterpackets that were never opened. ABC News, 7 Mar. 2021 But the Briennes tried a different system, collecting undelivered letters in the hopes that the recipients would eventually show up to claim—and pay for—them. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of undelivered

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Undelivered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undelivered. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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