Meaning of UNINHABITED in English


un ‧ in ‧ hab ‧ it ‧ ed /ˌʌnɪnˈhæbətəd◂, ˌʌnɪnˈhæbɪtəd◂/ BrE AmE adjective

an uninhabited place does not have anyone living there SYN deserted :

an uninhabited island

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■ with no people

▪ empty used about a place that has no one in it or no one using it:

There were no lights on and the house looked empty.


the empty streets

▪ free used about a seat, space, or room that is available to use because no one else is using it:

Is this seat free?


There are never any parking spaces free at this time of day.

▪ vacant used about a room or building that is available for people to pay to use:

a vacant apartment


The next guesthouse we tried had a couple of rooms vacant.

▪ deserted used about a place that is quiet because there is no one there, or because the people who used to be there have left:

a deserted village


It was three o'clock in the morning and the streets were deserted.

▪ uninhabited /ˌʌnɪnˈhæbətəd◂, ˌʌnɪnˈhæbɪtəd◂/ used about a place that has no people living in it, especially permanently:

an uninhabited island

▪ unoccupied /ʌnˈɒkjəpaɪd, ʌnˈɒkjʊpaɪd $ -ˈɑːk-/ especially written used about a house, room, or office that no one is living in or using at the moment:

unoccupied buildings


Burglaries frequently happen when people are on holiday and their house is unoccupied.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.