Etymology
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unused (adj.)

c. 1300, "unaccustomed," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of use (v.). Meaning "not employed" is recorded from late 14c.

updated on September 28, 2012

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Definitions of unused from WordNet

unused (adj.)
not in active use;
Synonyms: idle
unused (adj.)
not yet used or soiled;
an unused envelope
Synonyms: fresh
unused (adj.)
not yet put into use;
we bought an unused car for a change
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.