unknown

Primary Meanings of unknown

1.
adjn
not known
an unknown and unexplored region
2.
n
a variable whose values are solutions of an equation
Full Definitions of unknown
1

adj not known

“an unknown amount”
“an unknown island”
“an unknown writer”
“an unknown source”
Synonyms:
unacknowledged
not recognized or admitted
unfamiliar
not known or well known
inglorious
not bringing honor and glory
chartless, uncharted, unmapped
(of unknown regions) not yet surveyed or investigated
little-known
unknown to most people
unbeknown, unbeknownst
(usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of
undiagnosed
eluding diagnosis
undiscovered, unexplored
not yet discovered
unheard-of
previously unknown
unidentified
not yet identified
Antonyms:
known
apprehended with certainty
acknowledged
recognized or made known or admitted
familiar
well known or easily recognized
glorious
having or deserving or conferring glory
best-known
most familiar or renowned
better-known
more familiar or renowned than the other of two
celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned
widely known and esteemed
identified
having the identity known or established
legendary
so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend
proverbial
widely known and spoken of
well-known
widely or fully known
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adj not known to exist

“things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths”
Synonyms:
unsuspected
not suspected or believed likely

adj not known before

“don't let anyone unknown into the house”
Synonyms:
strange
unfamiliar
not known or well known

adj being or having an unknown or unnamed source

“a poem by an unknown author”
Synonyms:
nameless, unidentified, unnamed
anon., anonymous
having no known name or identity or known source

adj not famous or acclaimed

Synonyms:
obscure, unsung
inglorious
not bringing honor and glory

n an unknown and unexplored region

“they came like angels out the unknown
Synonyms:
terra incognita, unknown region
Type of:
region
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

n anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

Synonyms:
alien, stranger
Antonyms:
acquaintance, friend
a person with whom you are acquainted
Types:
foreigner, outsider
someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
transalpine
one living on or coming from the other side of the Alps from Italy
Type of:
interloper, intruder, trespasser
someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
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n a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

Synonyms:
unknown quantity
Type of:
variable
a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity

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