Meaning of UNKNOWN in English

UNKNOWN

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).

Phrases and idioms:

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.

Derivatives:

unknownness n.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.