unused


unused
unused c.1300, "unaccustomed," from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + pp. of USE (Cf. use) (v.). Meaning "not employed" is recorded from late 14c.

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  • Unused — Un*used , a. 1. Not used; as, an unused book; an unused apartment. [1913 Webster] 2. Not habituated; unaccustomed. [1913 Webster] Unused to bend, impatient of control. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unused — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not used. 2) (unused to) not accustomed to …   English terms dictionary

  • unused — index defunct, expendable, idle, inexperienced, novel, unemployed, vacant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • unused — [un yo͞ozd′] adj. 1. not used; not in use 2. that has never been used 3. unaccustomed (to) …   English World dictionary

  • unused — un|used1 [ˌʌnˈju:zd] adj not being used, or never used ▪ unused land unused 2 un|used2 [ˌʌnˈju:st] adj unused to (doing) sth not experienced in dealing with something ▪ a sensitive man unused to publicity ▪ Maggie was unused to being told what to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unused — (Pronounced [[t]ʌ̱nju͟ːzd[/t]] for meaning 1, and [[t]ʌ̱nju͟ːst[/t]] for meaning 2.) 1) ADJ: ADJ n, ADJ after v, v link ADJ Something that is unused has not been used or is not being used at the moment. ...unused containers of food and drink...… …   English dictionary

  • unused — 1 adjective not being used, or never used: unused office blocks 2 adjective unused to not experienced in dealing with something: a sensitive man unused to publicity | unused to doing sth: Maggie was unused to being told what to do …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unused — adjective Date: 14th century 1. not habituated ; unaccustomed < unused to crowds > 2. not used: as a. fresh, new < set an unused canvas on the easel > b. not put to use ; idle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unused — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, go, lie, look, remain, sit, stand ▪ The church has lain empty and unused since 1994 …   Collocations dictionary

  • unused — un|used1 [ ʌn juzd ] adjective not used, either now or ever before: You can get a refund on any unused travelers checks. unused un|used 2 [ ʌn just ] adjective be unused to (doing) something to not have much experience of something and not be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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