un·​sold | \ˌən-ˈsōld \

Definition of unsold 

: not sold

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In addition to not using fur in its collections, Burberry has pledged to end its practice of burning unsold merchandise. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Burberry’s Future is Fur-Free—And Much More Sustainable," 6 Sep. 2018 But early buzz led Snap to wildly overestimate demand, leading to a charge of roughly $40 million in unsold inventory after the company ordered about 800,000 units from its Chinese supplier. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Black Friday is the busiest time of year for professional line sitters," 21 Nov. 2018 Snap’s Spectacles haven’t exactly done well in sales — the first generation lost the company nearly $40 million in unsold pairs. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Tencent made smart glasses that look like Snap Spectacles," 2 Nov. 2018 The settlement called for Derive to spend around $6 million correcting its sold and unsold software to prevent further emissions tampering, as well as pay a fine of $300,000. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "After-market car tech firm sold 363,000 emissions-cheating devices, DOJ says [updated]," 25 Sep. 2018 In addition to going fur-free, Burberry has also promised another important change: to stop burning all unsold goods. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Burberry Vows to Stop Burning Unsold Merchandise and Using Real Fur," 6 Sep. 2018 Burberry has announced the company will stop using real animal fur in its designs and will no longer destroy unsold products. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Burberry bans fur, stops destroying unsold goods," 6 Sep. 2018 That would bring back bad memories of 2015 and 2016, when too many unsold goods forced them to offer steep discounts during the holiday season. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Tariffs Threaten Retailers’ Inventory Discipline," 19 July 2018 The remaining penthouse, listed for $13.85 million, is the building’s only unsold unit. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Like Your Apartment’s Design? Thank Your Agent," 12 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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: not sold : not bought by someone

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