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

Examples of unsigned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their first record is produced by the already legendary Rick Rubin — a big score for an unsigned band with a fervent local following. Jeremy Gordon, Vulture, 8 Sep. 2021 Kavanaugh voted with the 5-4 majority on Thursday’s unsigned decision, while Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal minority. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2021 In a House Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this year, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas criticized the court’s unsigned orders. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Sep. 2021 And, yes, at least once a day an unsigned player is brought up as a possible way for the Heat to augment their bench. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 31 Aug. 2021 That management traded away young talent — the future — to get three months of Báez (who is unsigned for next year), when the team was going nowhere, is just maddening. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 30 Aug. 2021 There are several Cubist works by Georges Braque and Picasso, but perhaps the most telling is an unsigned still life with keys by the Spanish artist, thought to be one of just two impressions of the work. Malcolm Gay, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2021 Two guests travel in a dedicated 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with a local driver — this route is unsigned, unpaved, and sometimes technical — plus an Explora guide with Wilderness First Responder certification. Karen Catchpole, Travel + Leisure, 21 Aug. 2021 In its inaugural season, eight unsigned rappers try to impress the judges to win a $250,000 cash prize. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 13 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unsigned

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsigned was in 1598

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11 Sep 2021

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“Unsigned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsigned. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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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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