2. To strip; to flay. [Obs.]
3. (Mil.) To display, or spread to view, as a flag, or the colors of a military body.
(Un*cas"tle) v. t. [1st pref. un- + castle.] To take a castle from; to turn out of a castle.
(Un*caused") a. Having no antecedent cause; uncreated; self-existent; eternal. A. Baxter.
(Un*cau"te*lous) a. Incautious. [Obs.]
(Un*cau"tious) a. Incautious.
(Un*cau"tious*ly), adv. Incautiously.
(Unce) n. [L. uncus hook.] A claw. [Obs.]
(Unce), n. [L. uncia ounce. See Ounce a weight.] An ounce; a small portion. [Obs.] "By unces
hung his locks." Chaucer.
(Un*ceas"a*ble) a. Not capable of being ended; unceasing. [R.]
(Un*cen"ter, Un*cen"tre) v. t. [1st pref. un- + center.] To throw from its center.
(Un*cen"tu*ry) v. t. [1st pref. un- + century.] To remove from its actual century. [R.]
It has first to uncentury itself.H. Drummond.
(Un*cer"tain) a. [Pref. un- + certain. Cf. Incertain.]
1. Not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful. Chaucer.
Man, without the protection of a superior Being, . . . is uncertain of everything that he hopes for.Tillotson.
2. Irresolute; inconsonant; variable; untrustworthy; as, an uncertain person; an uncertain breeze.
O woman! in our hours of ease,Sir W. Scott.
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please!
3. Questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical. "The fashion of uncertain evils." Milton.
From certain dangers to uncertain praise.Dryden.
4. Not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible.
Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim.Dryden.
Whistling slings dismissed the uncertain stone.Gay.
Syn. See Precarious.
(Un*cer"tain), v. t. [1st pref. un- + certain; or fr. uncertain, a.] To make uncertain. [Obs.]
Sir W. Raleigh.
(Un*cer"tain*ly), adv. In an uncertain manner.
(Un*cer"tain*ty) n.; pl. Uncertainties
1. The quality or state of being uncertain.