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Adjective: unknown  ,ún'nown
  1. Not known
    "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"
  2. Being or having a source that is not known or who's name is unknown
    "a poem by an unknown author";
    - nameless, unidentified, unnamed
  3. Not known to exist
    "things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths"
  4. Not famous or acclaimed
    "an unknown family";
    - obscure, unsung
  5. Not known before
    "don't let anyone unknown into the house";
    - strange
Noun: unknown  ,ún'nown
  1. An unknown and unexplored region
    "they came like angels out of the unknown";
    - unknown region, terra incognita
  2. Anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    - stranger, alien
  3. A variable whose values are solutions of an equation
    - unknown quantity

Derived forms: unknowns

See also: anon., anonymous, chartless, inglorious, little-known, unacknowledged, unbeknown, unbeknownst, uncharted, undiagnosed, undiscovered, unexplored, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unidentified, unmapped, unsuspected

Type of: interloper, intruder, region, trespasser, variable

Antonym: known

Encyclopedia: Unknown