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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Asked to choose between the president and an unnamed Democrat, eligible voters chose the Democrat by 51% to 37%. Janet Hook, latimes.com, "This poll asked voters to create their perfect candidate. Democrats picked an older white guy," 19 June 2019 Five people have been charged in her death: Brehmer, 16-year-old Kayden McIntosh, 19-year-old Caleb Leyland and two unnamed juveniles are charged in Hoffman’s death. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "New federal child pornography charges against defendants in Anchorage teen’s murder," 19 June 2019 He is joined by 18-year-old Denali Brehmer, 16-year-old Kayden McIntosh, 19-year-old Caleb Leyland, and an unnamed juvenile male and juvenile female. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana man offered teens in Alaska $9M to kill 19-year-old and send him the footage, feds say," 18 June 2019 According to her tweet, the unnamed perpetrator has threatened to leak nude photos of other celebrities as well. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Bella Thorne Posts Her Own Nudes After a Blackmailer Threatens Her: ‘It’s My Decision Now’," 17 June 2019 Another campaign expense incurred by Duncan Hunter that prosecutors cited in the indictment was a $32 Uber charge at 7:40 a.m. on a Thursday from an unnamed individual’s home to his congressional office. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Margaret Hunter’s guilty plea could complicate Rep. Duncan Hunter’s defense, experts say," 16 June 2019 The press release didn’t identify the men by name, but people familiar with the judicial actions confirmed the unnamed defendants were Messrs. Al Qubaisi and Mr. Al Husseiny. Bradley Hope, WSJ, "Alleged 1MDB Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison," 16 June 2019 The sheriff’s office said Sakers bought three pills from an unnamed heroin dealer and gave one to Moreland, who stopped breathing within hours. Marc Freeman, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida law now treats drug dealers as killers — and it’s bringing a rise in murder cases," 14 June 2019 The unnamed diver, who is believed to have used homemade diving equipment, went missing in Chickasaw Creek at William Brooks Park around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to search and rescue crews. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al.com, "Missing diver’s body found in Mobile County creek after two day search," 14 June 2019

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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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