un·​signed | \ ˌən-ˈsīnd How to pronounce unsigned (audio) \

Definition of unsigned

: not signed: such as
a : having no signature an unsigned check/letter
b : not signed to a contract an unsigned free agent

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That’s just what the Supreme Court did in its brief, unsigned order. S.m. | New York, The Economist, "The Supreme Court’s ruling on the border wall leaves unanswered questions," 29 July 2019 Tuesday's starter, Merrill Kelly, was an unsigned Orioles draftee in 2007, while Clarke pitched two seasons at Towson University and transferred to College of Charleston in 2013 when the school threatened to cut the baseball team. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles’ Chris Davis and Jonathan Villar leave them stranded in 5-2 loss to Diamondbacks," 24 July 2019 The only semi-credible claim to the contrary comes from an unsigned post to defunct Web host 250free back in early 2007 (archived here). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Behind the 12-year-old Wii Sports hoax that briefly fooled the Internet," 6 July 2019 Some arena-sized K-Pop acts like Twice (headlining the Forum on July 17) are still unsigned by U.S. labels, and emerging acts like TXT (labelmates of BTS at Big Hit Entertainment in Seoul) could be up next. August Brown, latimes.com, "American record biz goes all-in on K-Pop, but crossover challenges remain," 3 July 2019 The club went over slot to sign 12th-rounder Avery Short to a $922,500 bonus, leaving it with roughly $600,000 to spend on any other remaining unsigned picks. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitching prospect Taylor Widener gets back on track in Reno," 3 July 2019 Coaches are prohibited by NCAA rules from discussing unsigned prospects, but Pac-12 Networks analysts are not. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Pac-12 football: Imagining a postseason PR blitz," 23 July 2019 After going unsigned after the 2015-16 season, Tanguay retired. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Iowa Wild add former Stanley Cup champion to coaching staff," 23 July 2019 The Diamondbacks have only two players left unsigned from their seven-pick haul on Day 1 of the draft. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Diamondbacks sign draftees Carroll and Walston; Lamb heads to Reno," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of unsigned

1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unsigned

: not having a signature
: published without the name of the writer
: not having a contract with a professional sports team, music company, etc.

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