unmarked

adjective un·marked \ ˌən-ˈmärkt \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

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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First Known Use of unmarked

15th century


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