un·​sold | \ ˌən-ˈsōld How to pronounce unsold (audio) \

Definition of unsold

: not sold

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Second Servings picks up unserved and unsold food from distributors, retailers, hotels, universities, sports venues and other regulated food businesses, and delivers it to charities within the same day. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Second Servings of Houston rescues over one million pounds of food," 1 June 2018 The only unsold item was a Jacobean chair, the seat of the catalog seller. Dominic Green, WSJ, "One Man’s Gothic Fantasy," 26 Oct. 2018 When the power market hit one of the biggest downturns in years, GE Power was sitting on too much unsold inventory. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, "GE Power Has a $92 Billion Backlog. For New Boss, That’s a Problem.," 13 Feb. 2019 Highest quality items are sold to the local community; unsold items are recycled or sold to resellers in developing countries. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Where to donate furniture and household items," 8 Nov. 2018 That meant inviting tenants to buy their apartments, generating a three-way windfall for Donald Trump and his siblings: from selling units, from renting unsold units and from collecting mortgage payments. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018 Last year, hundreds of thousands of unsold Spectacles sat in a warehouse. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Snap," 27 Dec. 2018 In other news, the iconic British retailer will also no longer be disposing of unwanted and unsold stock by destroying it, after the practice sparked a firestorm of fury both inside and outside of the fashion industry. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Burberry bans fur, stops destroying unsold goods," 6 Sep. 2018 There are still $32 million in tax credits unsold and unbooked. Russ Mitchell, latimes.com, "How Tesla uses cash from Nevada casinos to boost its bottom line," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of unsold

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unsold

: not sold : not bought by someone

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