un·​worked ˌən-ˈwərkt How to pronounce unworked (audio)
: not worked
unworked fields

Examples of unworked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Homes are made of unworked stone; sheep and goats are quartered indoors. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, 22 June 2020 Built from unworked limestone boulders and rocks, the basic arch, though never conclusively dated, may be from the 14th century B.C. 20. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2016 Police have launched an international hunt for the thieves and their loot, consisting of 483 Celtic coins and a lump of unworked gold that were discovered during an archeological dig near the present-day town of Manching in 1999. Frank Jordans, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2022 That money went to 77 different employees who together claimed more than 7,200 hours of unworked overtime pay. Bob Christie, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2021 The new support program unveiled last week requires employees to work at least 20% of their hours to receive aid, and their firms are on the hook to make a 5% contribution for unworked time. David Goodman, Bloomberg.com, 31 Oct. 2020 Tilling 2 acres of formerly unworked land with a walk-behind tiller was wearying, but the promise of giant bucks with big racks made the task less daunting. Gerry Bethge, Outdoor Life, 5 Nov. 2020 The government cut the proportion of wages for unworked hours that businesses must pay to employees who are returning part-time. David Goodman, Bloomberg.com, 22 Oct. 2020 The state police report noted that if its budget is reduced, cases may go unworked. Alison Bowen, chicagotribune.com, 2 Sep. 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'unworked.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unworked was in 1730

Dictionary Entries Near unworked

Cite this Entry

“Unworked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unworked. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on unworked

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!