un·​named | \ ˌən-ˈnāmd How to pronounce unnamed (audio) \

Definition of unnamed

: not having a name or identified by name : not named a newly discovered and unnamed species received their information from an unnamed informant

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That show is currently in production, and will follow an unnamed Mandalorian gunslinger. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Disney announces a second live-action Star Wars show," 8 Nov. 2018 And in 2016, Virginia paid $66,000 to an unnamed compounding pharmacy for the sedative midazolam and the chemical potassium chloride. Abdullah Shihipar, Teen Vogue, "Lethal Injection Drugs and the Death Penalty, Explained," 30 Oct. 2018 The Cyber Command operation, described by unnamed senior military officials, is limited in scope and does not involve directly threatening Russian operatives. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russian trolls get DM from US Cyber Command: We know who you are. Stop it," 23 Oct. 2018 This week the pushback seemed to escalate as unnamed officials told Reuters that U.S. military commanders are specifically unhappy with the no fly zone, which is to begin on November 1. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Doesn’t Want a No-Fly Zone Over the Korean DMZ. Here’s Why.," 18 Oct. 2018 Earlier Monday, Avenatti said that the unnamed woman knew Kavanaugh around the time of high school but attended a different school. Matt Richardson, Fox News, "Avenatti says more Kavanaugh accusations will go public within 48 hours: 'I state facts and have evidence to back it up'," 26 Sep. 2018 He is also accused of seeking naked pictures from an unnamed woman and sending a lewd photograph of himself. Carl Prine, latimes.com, "Marines face charges of rape, kidnapping, domestic abuse and drug possession," 10 June 2018 The comical images seemed to wonder how the unnamed woman would react to iconic moments in Black history and pop culture, and of course, the results were downright entertaining. Britni Danielle, Essence.com, "Black Twitter Strikes Again: White Woman Who Called Police On Black Family Becomes A Hilarious Meme," 15 May 2018 The unnamed woman was a member of the Social Democrats, a political party outlawed by Hitler in 1933. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Yes, Milwaukee newspapers reported on the Holocaust. But was it fully understood?," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of unnamed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unnamed was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of unnamed

used to indicate that a person's name is not mentioned or known
: not having a name

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