Definition of unmarked in English:


Line breaks: un|marked
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈmɑːkt


  • 1Not marked or bearing identifying markings: an unmarked police car his skin was unmarked
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    • There was a big forensic mobile lab, there were about a dozen marked and unmarked police cars from the Sheriff's Department.
    • Sinn Fein is understood to have given assurances of fresh co-operation to identify their unmarked graves, allowing their families to lay them to rest.
    • Help is still needed to identify unmarked graves in Bonniconlon new cemetery.
  • 1.1 Linguistics (Of a word or other linguistic unit) having a more general meaning or use than a corresponding marked term: ‘duck’ is unmarked, whereas ‘drake’ is marked
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    • The mark is not necessarily visible or audible: in the pair horse/mare, horse is the more general, unmarked term, while mare is marked for femaleness.
    • And as Geoff observed, about a fifth of the clauses have the unmarked English order.
    • Additive particles, however, occur in a second, equally unmarked pattern: the RC preceding the main stressed particle.
  • 2Not noticed: it’s a pleasure to reward them for work which might otherwise go unmarked
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    • None of them had noticed him; his launch had gone unmarked.
    • If Chaucer's death went unmarked in the public world, his loss was deeply felt by the poets who followed after him.
    • Well, the first anniversary of this website went unmarked on November 12th.
  • 3British (Of a player in a team game) not marked by a player from the opposing team: Eyres was left unmarked and duly scored from eight yards
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    • From a corner, the ball fell to Jesper Hjorth unmarked at the far post.
    • The Juninho's superbly 40 yard ball found the unmarked Ziege on the left.
    • A poor kickout from Gillick fell to the feet of David Sheridan who spotted Maloney unmarked.

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