unlicensed

adjective un·li·censed \ ˌən-ˈlī-sᵊn(t)st \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of unlicensed

:not licensed: such as
a :not authorized or permitted by a license
  • unlicensed merchandise
  • an unlicensed firearm
  • the unlicensed reproduction of books
b :operating without a license
  • unlicensed vendors
  • an unlicensed electrician
  • unlicensed brokers
  • unlicensed drivers

Recent Examples of unlicensed from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unlicensed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unlicensed

1577


Medical Dictionary

unlicensed

adjective un·li·censed
variants: or chiefly British unlicenced \-ˈlīs-ᵊn(t)st\

medical Definition of unlicensed

:not licensed; especiallyof a drug :not approved for use by the appropriate regulating authority (as the Food and Drug Administration in the United States)

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unlicensed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!