unowned


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unowned

(ʌnˈəʊnd)
adj
1. having no owner or possessor
2. not acknowledged or admitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unowned - having no ownerunowned - having no owner      
owned - having an owner; often used in combination; "state-owned railways"
References in classic literature ?
"I oughtn't to have left the child unowned: I oughtn't to have kept it from you.
There he lay, unowned, unknown, exposed to the flippant curiosity of a French mob!
At first it was patches and sections of land here and there; but as the weeks passed it was the unowned portions that became rare, until at last they stood as islands surrounded by Daylight's land.
Among the slain was a cow, and among the scattered articles unowned, a widow's cap.
All the unowned dogs who stray into the Inns of Court and pant about staircases and other dry places seeking water give short howls of aggravation.
It dealt, of course, with the beauties and singularities of the place, the streets, the people, and the quantities of unowned yellow dogs.
Exiting the print, Zgutowicz said it's evident Roku's brand and audience reach is "out-scaling the unowned content model." Coupled with first-hand checks with retailers who consistently indicate Roku's streaming platform outsells Fire TVs by four to five times, the Roku brand can continue "to snowball from here."
The analyst now believes Roku's brand and audience reach is essentially "out-scaling" the unowned content model.
Minerals would be unowned until homesteaded by the act of discovery and the intent to possess ...
The database, like that envisioned by Wallach, Heap, and others, would be decentralized and unowned. Those uploading music could add "basic Smart Contract-readable information to the MVD dataset." Rogers pitched Virtual Reality, a new format that did not yet have a file standard, as "the Trojan Horse to seed this new format" (para.
The radio spectrum was an unowned commons, like your local interstate during rash hour or the George's Bank cod fishery.
was either unowned or abandoned prior to the moment they found it.