unopened

adjective
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 Outside of the kitchen, Layne Wegenast, 23, and Greene’s daughter Brynne, 20, pack Layne’s Toyota RAV4 with unopened tents and sleeping bags, flashlights, bags of pet food, feminine products, hand warmers and more. Andre Toran, The Courier-Journal, "Full hands, full hearts: Feed Louisville nourishes the homeless with more than just food," 21 Jan. 2021 Few high-end wines like barolo, barbaresco, or Chablis may last 10 years or longer unopened. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "How long does wine last unopened?," 22 Jan. 2021 In Washington state, radio station KOMO reported that two trash bags filled with mail, including several unopened ballots, had been found along a road in October. Li Cohen, CBS News, "6 conspiracy theories about the 2020 election – debunked," 15 Jan. 2021 The recount made headlines when the City of Milwaukee found 386 unopened and uncounted absentee ballots from a south side ward. Alison Dirr, USA TODAY, "Milwaukee County presidential recount wraps up with Biden adding to his margin over Trump," 28 Nov. 2020 The recount made headlines when the City of Milwaukee found 386 unopened and uncounted absentee ballots from a south side ward. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County presidential recount wraps up with Biden adding to his margin over Trump," 27 Nov. 2020 When the officers arrived, police followed two women who jumped into a tan Buick Century and found clothing still on hangers and unopened liquor bottles in the back seat. Andy Mannix, Star Tribune, "Court records, FBI contradict Trump's claims of organized 'antifa-led' riots in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death," 19 Dec. 2020 For now, their ballots remain unopened and stored in a secured location. Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, "Ramsey County canvassing board finds 318 uncounted absentee ballots," 18 Nov. 2020 Even at his most maximalist, Wong has a fondness for the unsaid—a phone rings in an empty booth, an important letter goes unopened, a secret is whispered into a hole or recorded on a tape and later found to be unintelligible. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, "Wong Kar-wai’s Masterpieces of Political Uncertainty," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unopened

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Feb 2021

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“Unopened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unopened. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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unopened

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unopened

: not opened

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