unused

adjective un·used \ ˌən-ˈyüzd , in the phrase "unused to" usually -ˈyüs(t) \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of unused

1 : not habituated : unaccustomed
  • unused to crowds
2 : not used: such as
a : fresh, new
  • set an unused canvas on the easel
b : not put to use : idle
  • unused land
c : not consumed : accrued
  • unused sick leave

Examples of unused in a Sentence

  1. The library has been unused for 10 years.

  2. I have four days of unused vacation time left.

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First Known Use of unused

14th century

unused Synonyms



UNUSED Defined for English Language Learners

unused

adjective

Definition of unused for English Language Learners

  • : not being used : not having been used before

  • : available for use in the future


UNUSED Defined for Kids

unused

adjective un·used \ ˌən-ˈyüzd , 1 often -ˈyüst before “to” \

Definition of unused for Students

1 : not accustomed
  • I'm unused to this heat.
2 : not having been used before
  • fresh unused linen
3 : not being used
  • an unused chair


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