un·​marked | \ ˌən-ˈmärkt \

Definition of unmarked

: not marked: such as
a : not having an identifying mark or distinctive notation "I want five thousand dollars in unmarked singles."— Ed McBain … an unmarked storefront on Melrose Avenue.— Gerri Hirshey an unmarked grave an unmarked police car
b of a road : not having a marker giving a street name or route number … an unmarked, graveled road running parallel with the levee.American Guide Series: Louisiana
c : not noticed : unobserved To let the death of such a man go unmarked would be, for one offense, to slight ourselves.— Stanley Kauffman
d : not characterized wrote political articles unmarked by a regard for truth The Christmas season passed, unmarked by any rejoicing.— Elizabeth George Speare

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Ronaldo soon had a chance to put the tie to bed after being found unmarked at the far by a Marcelo cross. CNN, "Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich to reach fourth Champions League final in five years," 1 May 2018 Christina Scates quest to unlock the mystery led authorities to exhume a body in an unmarked pauper’s grave in a Cleveland Potter’s Field, WEWS-TV reported Thursday. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "College student helps authorities link remains to Ohio teen who disappeared in 1974," 21 July 2018 To protect the birds as a commodity, The Crown declared that any unmarked swans in open waters belonged to them. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the Royal Family’s Oddest Tradition: Swan Upping," 17 July 2018 An unmarked Shkëlzen Gashi had a clear view of the frame from the right side of the box and shot toward the near right post in the 82nd minute. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei had ‘save of the year’," 13 Nov. 2018 For instance, the game’s first elusive contract, which requires players kill an unmarked target without any checkpoints or the ability to save your progress, will feature actor Sean Bean. Nick Statt, The Verge, "How Hitman 2’s developers turned its gigantic levels into ever-evolving playgrounds," 18 Oct. 2018 According to CBS News, the Texas Historical Commission, a state agency that focuses on historic preservation, is asking anyone who believes they might be related to the people discovered in the unmarked cemetery to reach out. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "A Mass Grave of Former Slaves Was Unearthed in Texas," 20 July 2018 On Thursday morning, Antonio Gonzalez said he and his son were then placed in an unmarked white van, driven to the Greyhound bus station and then released by immigration authorities along with two other fathers from Guatemala and their two sons. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "Trump administration issues new asylum rules aimed at families arriving at border," 13 July 2018 At least four were moved from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center into unmarked white vans. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, "Unmarked vans, security fences: family reunification proceeds behind curtain of secrecy," 12 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unmarked

: not having any marks or signs that show what something is

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