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un·known

 (ŭn-nōn′)
adj.
1. Not known; unfamiliar: a problem unknown in earlier times.
2. Not identified, ascertained, or established: received flowers from an unknown admirer.
3. Not well known or widely known: an unknown artist.
n.
1.
a. That which is unknown: investigating the unknown.
b. Something that is not known: This case has many unknowns.
c. A person who is not well known, as to the general public: cast an unknown in the starring role.
d. An unknown person, especially an Unknown Soldier: the tomb of the unknowns.
2. Mathematics A quantity of unknown numerical value.

unknown

(ʌnˈnəʊn)
adj
1. not known, understood, or recognized
2. not established, identified, or discovered: an unknown island.
3. not famous; undistinguished: some unknown artist.
4. unknown quantity a person or thing whose action, effect, etc, is unknown or unpredictable
n
5. an unknown person, quantity, or thing
6. (Mathematics) maths a variable, or the quantity it represents, the value of which is to be discovered by solving an equation; a variable in a conditional equation: 3y = 4x + 5 is an equation in two unknowns.
unˈknownness n

un•known

(ʌnˈnoʊn)

adj.
1. not known; not within the range of knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar.
2. not discovered, explored, identified, or ascertained.
3. not widely known; not famous; obscure.
n.
4. a person or thing that is unknown.
5. a symbol representing an unknown quantity: in algebra, analysis, etc., frequently represented by a letter from the last part of the alphabet.

unknown

1. A code meaning "information not available."
2. An unidentified target. An aircraft or ship that has not been determined to be hostile, friendly, or neutral using identification friend or foe and other techniques, but that must be tracked by air defense or naval engagement systems.
3. An identity applied to an evaluated track that has not been identified. See also assumed friend; friend; hostile; neutral; suspect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unknown - an unknown and unexplored regionunknown - an unknown and unexplored region; "they came like angels out the unknown"
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
2.unknown - anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are foundunknown - anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
outsider, foreigner - someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
3.unknown - a variable whose values are solutions of an equation
variable - a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
Adj.1.unknown - not knownunknown - not known; "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"
unacknowledged - not recognized or admitted
unfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
inglorious - not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"
known - apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"
2.unknown - being or having an unknown or unnamed sourceunknown - being or having an unknown or unnamed source; "a poem by an unknown author"; "corporations responsible to nameless owners"; "an unnamed donor"
anon., anonymous - having no known name or identity or known source; "anonymous authors"; "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift"
3.unknown - not known to exist; "things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths"
unsuspected - not suspected or believed likely; "remained unsuspected as the head of the spy ring"; "he was able to get into the building unspotted and unsuspected"; "unsuspected difficulties arose"; "unsuspected turnings in the road"
4.unknown - not famous or acclaimedunknown - not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
inglorious - not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"
5.unknown - not known before; "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
unfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"

unknown

adjective
1. strange, new, undiscovered, uncharted, unexplored, virgin, remote, alien, exotic, outlandish, unmapped, untravelled, beyond your ken a perilous expedition, through unknown terrain
2. undisclosed, secret, unspecified, unrevealed, concealed, undetermined, undivulged The proposed target of the bomb is unknown.
3. unidentified, mysterious, anonymous, unnamed, nameless, incognito Unknown thieves had forced their way into the apartment.
5. unheard of, unprecedented, unfamiliar, new, novel, strange, exotic A hundred years ago coronary heart disease was virtually unknown.

unknown

adjective
Not known or not widely known by name:
Translations
غَيْر مَشْهورغَيْر مَعْروفمَجْهُول
neznámý
ukendt
tuntematon
neznan
ókunnuróòekktur
未知の
알려지지 않은
neznan
okänd
ไม่มีใครรู้จัก
adı bilinmeyenbilinmeyenbilinmeztanınmamış
không được biết

unknown

[ˈʌnˈnəʊn]
A. ADJ [identity, destination, territory, writer] → desconocido
the Cazorla Sierra is almost unknown outside Spainla Sierra de Cazorla casi no se conoce fuera de España
it's unknown for him to refuse a sweetnunca ha dicho que no a un caramelo que se sepa
it's not unknown for him to be wrong (iro) → no es precisamente que no se haya equivocado nunca (iro)
she's a bit of an unknown quantityella es una incógnita
for some unknown reasonpor alguna razón desconocida
the Unknown Soldierel soldado desconocido
to be unknown to sb the name is unknown to meel nombre no me resulta conocido
a substance unknown to scienceuna sustancia no conocida por la ciencia, una sustancia que la ciencia desconoce
see also person
B. ADV unknown to mesi yo saberlo
C. N (= person) → desconocido/a m/f (Math, fig) → incógnita f
the unknownlo desconocido
a journey into the unknownun viaje a lo desconocido

unknown

[ˌʌnˈnəʊn]
adj
(= not known, not identified) [number, terrain, motive, reason, identity] → inconnu(e)
unknown to me (= without my knowing) → à mon insu
Unknown to her, I had already seen my lawyer → À son insu, j'avais déjà vu mon avocat.
unknown quantity (MATHEMATICS)inconnue f
to be an unknown quantity (fig) (= to be mysterious, not known) → rester une inconnue
(= unfamiliar) [visitor] → inconnu(e)
an unknown man → un inconnu
an unknown woman → une inconnue
to be unknown to sb → être inconnu(e) à qn
He was unknown to me → Il m'était inconnu.
(= not famous) [person] → inconnu(e)
(= unheard-of) → inconnu(e)
it is not unknown for ... → il arrive que ...
It is not unknown for travellers to forget their passports → Il arrive que des voyageurs oublient leur passeport.
n
(= fact) → inconnue f
(= person) → inconnu(e) m/f
the unknown (= unfamiliar things or places) → l'inconnu m
fear of the unknown → la peur de l'inconnu

unknown

adjunbekannt; the unknown soldier or warriorder Unbekannte Soldat; unknown territory (lit, fig)Neuland nt; some unknown personirgendein Unbekannter; to be unknown to somebody (feeling, territory) → jdm fremd sein; it’s unknown for him to get up for breakfastman ist es von ihm gar nicht gewohnt, dass er zum Frühstück aufsteht; this substance is unknown to sciencediese Substanz ist der Wissenschaft nicht bekannt ? person
n (= person)Unbekannte(r) mf; (= factor, Math) → Unbekannte f; (= territory)unerforschtes Gebiet, Neuland nt; the unknowndas Unbekannte; a journey into the unknown (lit, fig)eine Fahrt ins Ungewisse
adv unknown to me etcohne dass ich etc es wusste; unknown to me, the contents of my suitcase were inspectedohne mein Wissen or ohne dass ich davon wusste, wurde der Inhalt meines Koffers untersucht

unknown

[ʌnˈnəʊn]
1. adjsconosciuto/a, ignoto/a
the murderer is as yet unknown → ancora non si sa chi sia l'assassino
it's unknown for her to get to work on time → quando mai è arrivata al lavoro in orario?
unknown quantity (Math) (fig) → incognita
his intentions are unknown to me → non conosco le sue intenzioni
a substance unknown to scientists → una sostanza ignota agli scienziati
2. adv unknown to mea mia insaputa
unknown to them he was nearby → era nelle vicinanze, a loro insaputa
3. n
a. (person) → sconosciuto/a
b. (Math) → incognita
the unknown → l'ignoto

unknowingly

(anˈnouiŋli) adverb
without being aware. She had unknowingly given the patient the wrong medicine.
unˈknown adjective
1. not known. her unknown helper.
2. not famous; not well-known. That actor was almost unknown before he played that part.

unknown

مَجْهُول neznámý ukendt unbekannt άγνωστος desconocido tuntematon inconnu neznan sconosciuto 未知の 알려지지 않은 onbekend ukjent nieznany desconhecido неизвестный okänd ไม่มีใครรู้จัก bilinmez không được biết 不知道的
References in classic literature ?
She liked the `Laurence boy' better than ever and took several good looks at him, so that she might describe him to the girls, for they had no brothers, very few male cousins, and boys were almost unknown creatures to them.
The mood that had taken possession of him was a thing known to men and unknown to boys.
It was said she had been brutally jilted by her cousin, Rutland Whitney, and that she married this unknown man from the West out of bravado.
They could feel the hot breath of the Southern night; they could hear the long sweep of the pirogue through the glistening moonlit water, the beating of birds' wings, rising startled from among the reeds in the salt-water pools; they could see the faces of the lovers, pale, close together, rapt in oblivious forgetfulness, drifting into the unknown.
Though the arts of peace were unknown to this fatal region, its forests were alive with men; its shades and glens rang with the sounds of martial music, and the echoes of its mountains threw back the laugh, or repeated the wanton cry, of many a gallant and reckless youth, as he hurried by them, in the noontide of his spirits, to slumber in a long night of forgetfulness.
The people who blocked his progress were of the class unknown to him.
But, instead of a response from Hepzibah, she seemed to hear the murmur of an unknown voice.
Peradventure the guilty one stands looking on at this sad spectacle, unknown of man, and forgetting that God sees him.
Though the night was dark and dismal, yet the form of the unknown might now in some degree be ascertained.
An unknown man in a lonely place is a permitted object of fear to a young woman privately bred; and the figure that faced me was--a few more seconds assured me--as little anyone else I knew as it was the image that had been in my mind.
And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger, in a strange inn, in a strange town, and that stranger a harpooneer, then your objections indefinitely multiply.
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.