Meaning of UNKNOWN in English


adj. & n.

adj. (often foll. by to) not known, unfamiliar (his purpose was unknown to me).

n. 1 an unknown thing or person. 2 an unknown quantity (equation in two unknowns). unknown country see COUNTRY. unknown quantity a person or thing whose nature, significance, etc., cannot be determined. Unknown Soldier an unidentified representative member of a country's armed forces killed in war, given burial with special honours in a national memorial. unknown to without the knowledge of (did it unknown to me). Unknown Warrior = Unknown Soldier. unknownness n.

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.