un·​marked | \ ˌən-ˈmärkt How to pronounce unmarked (audio) \

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

Examples of unmarked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unidentified suspect fired shots at an on-duty, plainclothes officer in an unmarked car Thursday night in the West End, according to police. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Police locate wanted car in connection to shots fired at officer Thursday," 6 Dec. 2019 The chase ended when Phillips’ vehicle collided with one of the unmarked patrol cars. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Drug dealing suspect arrested after destructive chase, cops say," 2 Nov. 2019 Moore also has floated the idea of Metro switching from unmarked cars to black-and-whites, to avoid the perception that officers are predators lying in wait. Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, "LAPD will drastically cut back on pulling over random vehicles over racial bias concerns," 13 Oct. 2019 My son’s hands were magically unmarked, as if the doctor’s comment had the power of a mythical shield. Christine Kalafus, Longreads, "Renovating a Family," 28 Dec. 2019 Almont faced so many threats and was so afraid of retaliation that the team took unmarked buses to Ford Field for the state championship game. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Almont-Denby and the quest to find out what really happened," 15 Dec. 2019 The yellow and black wave then carved Liverpool open down the right again, as Sarr's cutback found Doucoure totally unmarked in the area but the midfielder somehow contrived to miss the ball completely. Matias Grez, CNN, "Liverpool beat Watford to extend unbeaten Premier League run to 34 games," 14 Dec. 2019 Couture scored his 10th goal of the season at 11:32 after taking a feed from behind the New York net and patiently skated across the goal crease unmarked before depositing a forehand past Georgiev. Ross Mckeon, SFChronicle.com, "Bob Boughner’s first game with Sharks is loss to Rangers," 12 Dec. 2019 Two juvenile girls were under arrest at a hospital after driving away and then crashing an unmarked Robbins police car on the Bishop Ford Expressway Wednesday, officials said. Rosemary Sobol, chicagotribune.com, "Girls steal Robbins police car, lead cops on chase that ends in crash on Bishop Ford, police say," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unmarked

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Unmarked.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmarked. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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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