un·​named ˌən-ˈnāmd How to pronounce unnamed (audio)
: not having a name or identified by name : not named
a newly discovered and unnamed species
received their information from an unnamed informant

Examples of unnamed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both the sandwich shop and poke joint remain unnamed, and won’t open for another six months to a year, Currey said. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 16 Feb. 2024 Most of the blog post announcing Diablo’s pending Game Pass arrival was devoted to sharing news that Xbox would bring four unnamed (but easily guessable) exclusives to other platforms and assuring Xbox fans that the console would still offer value through Game Pass. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 15 Feb. 2024 Attorneys for the unnamed recruit filed a Federal Torts Claims Act complaint on Thursday, against the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Emily Brindley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 Each car will be tailored to its owner’s wishes, and the example shown in the first images of the build, which is destined for an unnamed U.S. client, is finished in a striking metallic green shade. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 News reports citing unnamed sources and statements from lawmakers suggest the threat is an anti-satellite weapon that would not be used to attack humans. Robert Hart, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Jane takes the lead in this pairing, whether in communicating with their unnamed boss at the contract-killing firm or mapping how best to eliminate their targets. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 The report, citing unnamed people who spoke privately, could not immediately be confirmed. Elaine Kurtenbach, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2024 In it Corben accused Méndez of unprofessional behavior and violating Bar rules when the city attorney interrupted public comment at a recent commission meeting to accuse Corben of being a paid by unnamed people seeking to damage her reputation. Sarah Blaskey, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Unnamed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unnamed. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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