unowned

adjective
un·​owned | \ ˌən-ˈōnd How to pronounce unowned (audio) \

Definition of unowned

: not owned unowned property

Examples of unowned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Marra explained, there is no easy solution to the issue of the unowned cat population. Tara Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Portrait Displays Hundreds of Animals Killed by House Cats," 29 Sep. 2020 Nearly all of them have failed, emboldening people who work in animal welfare to insist that simply killing cats is not just cruel but ineffective: today there are anywhere from 70 million to 100 million feral or unowned cats in the U.S. alone. Carrie Arnold, Scientific American, "Can We Save the Woodrat without Slaughtering Cats?," 29 Mar. 2020 Medieval commoners expected both to benefit from and to help manage unowned social wealth. The Economist, "The alternatives to privatisation and nationalisation," 12 Sep. 2019 Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images This is the second Waiver Wire column of the season, and the White Sox will continue batting 1.000 in leading off our weekly look at the most intriguing among the game’s widely unowned players. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Reynaldo Lopez Highlights the Waiver Wire," 6 Apr. 2018 On Wednesday, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals relocated 100 unowned shelter animals from the big county shelter in Doral to an emergency shelter in Duncan, South Carolina. Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "How the Miami Heat helped save these puppies from euthanization after Hurricane Irma," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unowned

1611, in the meaning defined above

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4 Oct 2020

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“Unowned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unowned. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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