adjective Date: 13th century 1. not seen or perceived 2. sight 1 <
an unseen translation

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  • Unseen — is used in the following contexts: *Unseen (Unseen.tv) *The Unseen (band) *The Unseen (album) *HMS Unseen (disambiguation)ee also*Unseen character *Unseen examination *Unseen University *Unseen Terror *Unseen Power *Sight Unseen… …   Wikipedia

  • Unseen — Un*seen , a. 1. Not seen or discovered. [1913 Webster] 2. Unskilled; inexperienced. [Obs.] Clarendon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unseen — index blind (concealed), clandestine, covert, furtive, hidden, inconspicuous, latent, potential …   Law dictionary

  • unseen — early 13c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of SEE (Cf. see) (v.). Cf. O.E. ungesewen, M.Du. ongesien, Du. ongezien, O.H.G. ungesëhan, Ger. ungesehen, O.N. usenn …   Etymology dictionary

  • unseen — [adj] hidden concealed, curtained, dark, imaginary, imagined, impalpable, impenetrable, imperceptible, inconspicuous, invisible, lurking, not in sight, obscure, occult, out of sight, shrouded, undetected, undiscovered, unnoticed, unobserved,… …   New thesaurus

  • unseen — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not seen or noticed. 2) chiefly Brit. (of a passage for translation in an examination) not previously read or prepared …   English terms dictionary

  • unseen — [unsēn′] adj. 1. not seen, perceived, or observed; invisible 2. not noticed or discovered 3. not seen or prepared for in advance …   English World dictionary

  • unseen — un|seen1 [ ,ʌn sin ] adjective not seen or known about by anyone: unseen forces/troops/enemies the unseen hand that holds the camera sight unseen 1. ) if you buy something sight unseen, you buy it without seeing it first 2. ) used about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unseen — [[t]ʌ̱nsi͟ːn[/t]] 1) ADJ If you describe something as unseen, you mean that it has not been seen for a long time. ...a spectacular ballroom, unseen by the public for over 30 years... We print a selection of previously unseen photos from the… …   English dictionary

  • unseen — I UK [ʌnˈsiːn] / US [ˌʌnˈsɪn] adjective not seen or known about by anyone unseen forces/troops/enemies the unseen hand that holds the camera • See: sight I II UK [ʌnˈsiːn] / US [ʌnˈsɪn] adverb without being seen by anyone He hid unseen under the… …   English dictionary

  • unseen — un|seen1 [ˌʌnˈsi:n] adj formal not noticed or seen ▪ Raj crept out of the house unseen. ▪ unseen dangers →sight unseen at ↑sight1 (17) unseen 2 un|seen2 [ʌnˈsi:n] n BrE a piece of writing that you must translate into your own language in an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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