un·​opened | \ ˌən-ˈō-pənd How to pronounce unopened (audio) , -pᵊmd \

Definition of unopened

: not opened unopened mail an unopened window a letter that was returned unopened

Examples of unopened in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most unopened items sold by Target in new condition and returned within 90 days of purchase will receive a refund or exchange. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Holiday Return Deadlines Loom for Most Major Retailers," 8 Jan. 2020 The official finally noticed an unopened envelop, addressed to a Coe Street resident, in the recycle bin. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Domestic dispute spills into front yard; neighbor calls police about turfing incident: Berea police blotter," 3 Jan. 2020 Those on board saw Coley fighting with a passenger about an unopened beer and felt his reaction was irrational. oregonlive, "Texas jury awards $18 million to parents of man killed by Greyhound bus in southern Oregon," 12 Dec. 2019 Numerous unopened Amazon packages were near the front door and two computers were on a table, also near the front door. cleveland, "While walking, man robbed of $30 and his shoes: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 28 Dec. 2019 In September, someone paid $4,850 for 12 unopened decks. Cameron Knight,, "How a deck of playing cards from Cincinnati became worth hundreds of dollars," 25 Dec. 2019 Maryland health officials are waiting to see whether E. coli found in an unopened package of Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad in one patient's home is genetically related to the bacteria causing the outbreak. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "E. coli outbreak sickens 17 people in eight states, CDC says," 20 Nov. 2019 The area was still overflowing with stuff — mattresses with sheets still on, a TV that had been plugged into a utility pole, bags filled with clothing, bikes missing tires, shelters made from cardboard boxes, unopened food. Sara Cline,, "‘The worst it’s been’ — clearing San Antonio homeless encampments no easy task," 29 Nov. 2019 Authorities say the Maryland Department of Health tested an unopened salad product with chicken and the lettuce came back positive for a strain of E. coli bacteria., "Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria affects Maryland, 21 other states," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unopened

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Unopened.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unopened

: not opened

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