Definition of 'unknown'
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They record the card details of the unknown person who uses that machine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The identity of the scrum coach is one key appointment that remains unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Newly arrived migrants are the known unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cause of the blaze remained unknown because firefighters had not yet reached the source. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many voted with an open outlook on life but for a significant number it was the fear of the unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It blasted away at some unknown person 's head. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He put the 13-year-old in expert holds, demanded cash and got calls from unknown numbers. The Sun (2016)Local media reported that at least 50 prisoners died and an unknown number escaped during the riot on Sunday night. Times, Sunday Times (2017)So conventional quantitative polling can only compare relative unknowns. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She is also plagued by bad dreams featuring an unknown woman in a floral dress. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Few men have taken human experience into the complete unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He has the rare distinction of being famous yet totally unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are many more unknown unknowns that will surprise us. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such a message comes in a language unknown to the people present. Christianity Today (2000)The cause of the disease was unknown and there was no cure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He progressed to become a coach at the club but remained a virtual unknown during his twenties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Had a missed call from an unknown number. The Sun (2011)There was no note and the motive is unknown. The Sun (2008)It remains unknown what charges he will face or how fiercely he will be punished. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This referendum is a choice between the known and the unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What happened in the world before that time is all unknown to me. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)We all fear the unknown and we all have preconceived ideas of what other places are like. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were reintroduced but for an unknown period only one vessel was available. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is common and in most cases the cause is unknown. The Sun (2015)Her identity was unknown at that stage. The Sun (2014)Or do you want to go for somebody who is at best an unknown quantity? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Few people gave this relative unknown much of a chance. The Sun (2008)But behind her enigmatic and dignified facade resides a largely unknown woman. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are just too many unknowns for my liking. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is the last resting place for warriors, both famous and unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'unknown'
British English: unknown /ʌnˈnəʊn/ ADJECTIVE
If something is unknown to you, you have no knowledge of it.
An unknown number of demonstrators were arrested.
- American English: unknown
- Arabic: مَجْهُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: desconhecido
- Chinese: 不知道的
- Croatian: neznan
- Czech: neznámý
- Danish: ukendt
- Dutch: onbekend
- European Spanish: desconocido
- Finnish: tuntematon
- French: inconnu
- German: unbekannt
- Greek: άγνωστος
- Italian: sconosciuto
- Japanese: 未知の
- Korean: 알려지지 않은
- Norwegian: ukjent
- Polish: nieznany
- European Portuguese: desconhecido
- Romanian: necunoscut
- Russian: неизвестный
- Spanish: desconocido
- Swedish: okänd
- Thai: ไม่มีใครรู้จัก
- Turkish: bilinmez
- Ukrainian: невідомий
- Vietnamese: không được biết
British English: unknown NOUN
An unknown is something that is unknown.
The length of the war is one of the biggest unknowns.
Definition of unknown from the Collins English Dictionary
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