Definition of "unused" []

  • Not in use or put to use. (adjective)
  • Never having been used. (adjective)
  • Not accustomed: unused to city traffic. (adjective)
  • Not being or never having been made use of (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not accustomed or used (to something) (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "unused" in a sentence
  • "Mark McQueen was hired to be the weatherman–slash–music personality interviewer, and I was crowned “sidekick,” a term unused in morning television since they had had a chimpanzee on theToday show."
  • "I grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side where the homeless (a term unused back then) were oddities in the 1960's and 1970's, and quickly carted off lest the neighborhood be "sullied.""
  • "MCCORMACK: And we think that it's time for all countries who have, what I refer to as unused leverage, to use that leverage."