untilled

adjective

un·​tilled ˌən-ˈtild How to pronounce untilled (audio)
: not tilled
untilled fields
… the land was rough and untilled.L. Frank Baum

Examples of untilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One particularly innovative application of spatial finance is the ability to measure environmental variables, like the carbon-trapping power of untilled soil or the effect of pollinators—or invasive species—on agriculture or timberland. Brian Cross, Forbes, 11 July 2022 This is surprisingly untilled soil for the franchise. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 3 Mar. 2022 This country is lush, with vast areas of untilled land, and nobody should go hungry. Nicholas Kristof, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untilled was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Untilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untilled. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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