(Un*law"like`) a. Not according to law; being or done in violation of law; unlawful. Milton.
(Un*lay") v. t. [1st pref. un- + lay.] (Naut.) To untwist; as, to unlay a rope.
(Un*learn") v. t. [1st pref. un- + learn.]
1. To forget, as what has been learned; to lose from memory; also, to learn the contrary of.
I had learned nothing right; I had to unlearn everything.Milner.
2. To fail to learn. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Un*learn"ed), a. [Pref. un- + learned.]
1. Not learned; untaught; uneducated; ignorant; illiterate.
2. Not gained by study; not known.
3. Not exhibiting learning; as, unlearned verses.
Un*learn"ed*ly, adv. Un*learn"ed*ness, n.
(Un*leash") v. t. [1st pref. un- + leash.] To free from a leash, or as from a leash; to let go; to
release; as, to unleash dogs.
(Un*leav"ened) a. Not leavened; containing no leaven; as, unleavened bread.
(Un*less") conj. [Formerly, onles, onlesse, onlesse that, that is, in less, in a less case. See
On, and Less.] Upon any less condition than (the fact or thing stated in the sentence or clause which
follows); if not; supposing that not; if it be not; were it not that; except; as, we shall fail unless we are industrious.
By the omission of the verb in the dependent clause, unless was frequently used prepositionally, a
construction common in Shakespeare and still employed colloquially.
Here nothing breeds unless the nightly owl.Shak.
(Un*licked") a. Not licked; hence, not properly formed; ungainly. Cf. To lick into shape, under
Lick, v. Shak.