unmarked

adjective
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 Haaland announced the inquiry last June, following the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at former schools in Canada. Jeff Gammage, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to oversee the department, commissioned the report after several unmarked graves were uncovered at boarding schools in Canada last year. Emma Hinchliffe And Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 13 May 2022 The Interior Department report was prompted by the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential school sites in Canada that brought back painful memories for Indigenous communities. Felicia Fonseca, ajc, 11 May 2022 Those woods were full of bodies, thousands of unmarked graves. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 The Interior report was prompted by the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential school sites in Canada that brought back painful memories for Indigenous communities. Editors, USA TODAY, 11 May 2022 The report was commissioned by Haaland in 2021 following the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children in Canadian residential schools. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2022 The probe began after nearly 1,000 unmarked graves of Indigenous children were unearthed at Indigenous boarding schools in Canada. Deena Zaru, ABC News, 11 May 2022 That debate only grew after the discovery of unmarked graves for indigenous children across the country forced to attend the former residential schools after being removed from their families to erase their indigenous roots. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unmarked

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 May 2022

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“Unmarked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmarked. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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