Definition of ownerless in US English:

ownerless

adjective

  • See owner

    • ‘All have been ‘sterilised’ and are free enjoy the run of the immediate neighbourhood, without adding to the number of ownerless cats and dogs.’
    • ‘The idea of ownership of land is unnatural to a guy who has spent most of his life in the ownerless ocean.’
    • ‘What urban child doesn't thrill to the idea of clear pools and islands, the cleanness, the space, the apparently ownerless wilderness that they can call their own?’
    • ‘The whole land has a year off, and whatever grows on its own is considered ownerless and free for anyone to take.’
    • ‘The wolfdog was running around ownerless but mercifully paid me no attention.’

Pronunciation

ownerless

/ˈoʊnərləs//ˈōnərləs/