Definition of unclaimed in English:

unclaimed

adjective

  • Not demanded or requested as being something one has a right to.

    ‘unclaimed benefits’
    • ‘Two such unclaimed briefcases were found from the old district court chowk this morning causing a scare among residents.’
    • ‘Up in the press seats, a large pot of cash sat unclaimed.’
    • ‘At the end of storage-out, any items left in storage will be considered unclaimed.’
    • ‘This was raised by the sale of unclaimed lost property.’
    • ‘So far £600 million has gone to good causes from unclaimed tickets since 1994.’
    • ‘He also introduced a rickshaw service, which takes unclaimed bodies from the government mortuary for a proper burial.’
    • ‘Phones that go unclaimed for more than three months are resold or discarded.’
    • ‘The most common benefits left unclaimed include the new pensions credit, which tops up the pension according to need.’
    • ‘The mysterious package was taken into the Stagecoach office overnight, and remained unclaimed yesterday morning.’
    • ‘Perhaps they lose more in unclaimed benefits than they gain in tax breaks.’
    • ‘The huge amount of unclaimed benefits shows this doesn't work.’
    • ‘The biggest prize currently unclaimed is a jackpot worth almost £3m.’
    • ‘About £2 million worth of winning tickets have gone unclaimed by absent-minded Essex players.’
    • ‘It is estimated that £126.5m in disability benefits goes unclaimed by people who go on to die of cancer.’
    • ‘You know all those times when the jackpot goes unclaimed?’
    • ‘We're sold out, as we have been for many performances, and people are lining up to purchase any unclaimed tickets.’
    • ‘It was all by way of drawing attention to a pair of unclaimed prizes which are burning sizeable holes in the Lotto vaults in Dublin.’
    • ‘There are already billions of pounds in unclaimed benefits.’
    • ‘Hundreds of millions of pounds in benefits cash lies unclaimed each year so it's well worth taking the time to check all your entitlements.’
    • ‘A £5,000 reward for information leading to the killer's arrest and conviction is still unclaimed.’

Pronunciation

unclaimed

/ʌnˈkleɪmd/