unnamed

adjective
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

Examples of unnamed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unnamed Turkish official, quoted by Reuters, said the two countries had also agreed to end mutual negative media coverage. Zeynep Karatas, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 Until an unnamed ‘senior Administration official’ announced its end, the COVID testing requirement for travelers planning to enter the United States had been in place since January 2021. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 11 June 2022 Israeli military investigators confiscated the guns of some IDF troops as part of their inquiry, reported the Washington Post on Thursday, citing an unnamed IDF official. Atika Shubert And Abeer Salman, CNN, 13 May 2022 USNI News, quoting an unnamed U.S. defense official, said that Moskva suffered major damage and was headed to the port of Sebastopol, part of the territory that Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Apr. 2022 The report, citing an unnamed U.S. official speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the move was requested by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who held an hourlong phone call with President Joe Biden his week. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2022 One, claiming to be a Dutch music producer tweeted an offer to record the unnamed girl and to send the financial proceeds to support Ukraine’s resistance effort. Patrick Frater, Variety, 6 Mar. 2022 Both the unnamed girl and Ashanti remain in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 16 Feb. 2022 The report claims that an unnamed Samsung Electronics official said the company has confirmed the event will take place on February 8th. Chris Smith, BGR, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unnamed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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unnameable

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

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“Unnamed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unnamed. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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