Definition of unnumbered in US English:



  • 1Not marked with or assigned a number.

    ‘the exhibited items are unnumbered’
    • ‘The heavy paper and unnumbered pages lend a further arty quality to a production that lies midway between genre fiction and graphic novel.’
    • ‘All the chapters are inconspicuously but intentionally divided into small titled but unnumbered sections rarely longer than a page, and in each of those certain concept, idea or unresolved problem is discussed.’
    • ‘Sharp's unnumbered collection spans the years 1933-1938 and includes important annotations to linkage in maize.’
    • ‘They say, ‘It's us, here, in our little unnumbered bank accounts, that make the wealth.’’
    • ‘At page 675-if your Honours are looking at the pamphlet version, an unnumbered page - is a letter from the second defendant to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, right at the beginning.’
    • ‘No one knows where it was mailed from, only where it was going to, and that was unfortunately an unnumbered rural route address.’
    • ‘With its 50 unnumbered poems, ‘Anthem’ continues and expands Donnelly's meshing of private and public concerns as she takes on the U.S., state by state.’
    • ‘I leave Highway 3 for an unnumbered asphalt road headed directly for the state line.’
    • ‘Other material examined.-Several unnumbered plates in the collections of the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Geology, University of Illinois.’
    • ‘My suspicions were aroused by the unnumbered pages and curious celebrity endorsements, and a quick survey of other news kiosks confirmed that this ad did not come from the Mirror distribution center.’
    • ‘Few people passed over the rough cobblestones then; occupants were silent, if not sleeping, behind closed doors to either side; the doors were unnumbered as the alleys were not named.’
    • ‘Why can't we be required to hand in our voting card which is instantly shredded prior to our being given an unnumbered voting paper?’
    • ‘Not the teeming thousands of ex-first class rail travellers who now jostle each other to grab unnumbered window and aisle seats having paid 30 per cent less than regular airline fares.’
    • ‘This definition includes periodicals, newspapers, annuals (reports, yearbooks, directories, etc.), journals, memoirs, proceedings, transactions of societies, monographic series, and unnumbered series.’
    • ‘Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds, Lisbon, Portugal. 416 pp., approximately 180 unnumbered maps, 180 black-and-white drawings, 16 tables and figures.’
    • ‘And because there are usually unnumbered seats people get there very early, and so they've got time to settle in and you can watch the actors getting ready, that's very unusual in a western theatre tradition.’
    • ‘They put out a one-shot, unnumbered adaptation of that film in 1969 and also did the sequel - both drawn magnificently by Dan Spiegle.’
    • ‘The 300 signed and numbered copies sold out immediately, as did most of the unnumbered copies.’
    • ‘They are all unnumbered and unsigned - of course.’
    • ‘Available in a limited edition run of 100 deluxe copies and 400 unnumbered editions, Particulars establishes a benchmark by which many future art books will be judged.’
  • 2Not counted, typically because very great.

    ‘she had drunk the last of her unnumbered cups of tea’
    • ‘As a White Mountains guidebook explained in 1846, ‘During unnumbered ages he has held his solitary vigils here, looking down with ‘infinite dignity’ upon changes no human eye has witnessed.’’
    • ‘God has bound our hearts to Him by unnumbered tokens in heaven and in earth.’
    • ‘I looked at the charred Humvees, the mutilated corpses, the unnumbered dead, the wailing women and the expressions of immortal hate on the faces of the Iraqis; and perhaps unsurprisingly I found myself cast into a terrible gloom.’
    • ‘For woman herself this condition would bring unnumbered goods.’
    • ‘Each addresses the covenant in slightly different terms, but the essence of the blessing remains constant: land, an heir that will lead unnumbered descendants, and many nations.’
    • ‘Through dangers untold, and hardships unnumbered Blinky made it through to the final.’
    • ‘Of course the bodies were mangled and unnumbered.’
    • ‘I am angry for the innocent, unnumbered and uncounted Iraqi civilians who have perished.’
    • ‘As we go marching, marching, unnumbered women dead’
    • ‘The sound of falling water rang around him in a chorus of unnumbered voices as he trudged through the mud and trampled the bulrushes, making toward where he had last seen the fledgling.’
    • ‘Observing this, ‘It was an old song, old as the breed itself [and it was] vested with the woe of unnumbered generations, this plaint by which Buck was so strangely stirred.’’
    • ‘Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great.’
    • ‘Slaves to unnumbered ancient ‘taboos,’ superstitions, prejudices, and fallacies, which one by one are slowly but surely weakening under the clear light of the morning of science; the savior of mankind.’
    • ‘Unnumbered generations of wide-eyed children have wondered at the enchanted horse, which, by the turning of a peg, in a single day transported the Prince of Persia and his lady love to his distant dominions.’
    • ‘I have completed a monument more lasting than bronze and higher than the decaying Pyramids of kings, which cannot be destroyed by gnawing rain nor wild north wind, or by the unnumbered procession of the years and flight of time.’
    • ‘But the Japanese Immigration Bureau, to whom we dedicated unnumbered words a week or two ago, did not agree one bit with the UN and sent the group packing with a clip round the ear.’
    • ‘We can punish as many rapists as we want, but as long as a rapefriendly system stays in place, each punished rapist will be replaced by unnumbered new ones.’
    • ‘It is a desperate need for today where unnumbered souls are dying.’
    • ‘The cluck-cluck of unnumbered generations of disgruntled mother hens?’
    • ‘The name of Dr Joseph Mengele, the chief doctor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, who was responsible for unnumbered deaths, through his ‘medical experiments’, is well known in the history of National Socialism's war crimes.’
    inestimable, indeterminable, untold, immeasurable, uncountable, incomputable, not to be reckoned
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