un·​list·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈli-stəd \

Definition of unlisted

1 : not appearing on a list especially : not appearing in a telephone book unlisted numbers
2 : being or involving a security not listed formally on an organized exchange : over-the-counter

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unlisted


uncataloged, unrecorded, unregistered


cataloged (or catalogued), listed, recorded, registered

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Examples of unlisted in a Sentence

There's an unlisted bonus track on the CD. He is buying shares in an unlisted company.

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Bankers, brokers and investors that specialize in buying or selling unlisted shares of companies say there has been a significant increase in interest and activity. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "IPO Hopes Trigger Scramble for Shares of Top Unicorns," 25 Jan. 2019 Some recent trades in its unlisted shares valued the company between $35 billion and $40 billion, said a person familiar with the situation. Liza Lin, WSJ, "Chinese Tech Unicorns Try a Different Approach to Raising Cash," 22 May 2018 More What’s more, almost 8% of Tesla shareholders are index funds that follow benchmarks that exclude unlisted companies, according to Morningstar. Asjylyn Loder, WSJ, "Public or Private, Tesla Fans Are Along for the Ride," 10 Aug. 2018 And voters might write in names of unlisted candidates. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Why it takes so long to get election night results," 6 Nov. 2018 Shinil is unlisted but its president recently agreed to acquire shares in a local company, Jeil Steel. James Rogers, Fox News, "'Treasure-laden' Russian shipwreck sparks controversy," 19 July 2018 Currently, the only glimpses of Ad Astra available to outsiders come from a 2017 webinar interview with the school’s principal (captured in an unlisted YouTube video) and recent public filings like the IRS document referenced above. Mark Harris, Ars Technica, "First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education," 25 June 2018 Justice Kennedy wrote for the court, and the government was wrong to argue that the unlisted-driver provision was serious enough to void the entire agreement and allow the car to be searched. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Rules Lawyer Can’t Say Client Did It When Defendant Claims Innocence," 14 May 2018 Finally, at 8:08am, his own phone rang with an unlisted number. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "All of Mugshots.com’s alleged co-owners arrested on extortion charges," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of unlisted

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unlisted was in 1645

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English Language Learners Definition of unlisted

: not appearing on an official list especially, chiefly US : not appearing in a telephone book
: not included in the list of companies whose stocks are sold on a particular stock exchange

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