1. not mated sexually
  2. of the remaining member of a pair
    an odd glove
    unpaired socks
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How To Use unmated In A Sentence

  • Smaller groups usually consist of an unmated female courted by unmated males.
  • Unmated females are drawn by the song, and one of them usually joins up with the singer. Times, Sunday Times
  • Second, not all males pair strictly with one female in monogamous species, and low levels of polygyny or males that remain unmated in the population will also increase the variance in male reproductive success.
  • This new wave of hope swept aside the fact that she was the "greenhorn" janitress, that she was twenty-two and dowryless, and, according to the traditions of her people, condemned to be shelved aside as an unmated thing – a creature of pity and ridicule. Hungry Hearts
  • The unmated males hoot to attract unattached females. Times, Sunday Times
  • They are simply crowds of unmated birds that are basically solitary creatures. Times, Sunday Times
  • Neither of the two unmated males sired extra-pair young.
  • Probably this is because young unmated males from last year are trying to take over their father's territory. Times, Sunday Times
  • There was no predation and there were no unmated males in our population.
  • By contrast, mutant hermaphrodites are self-sterile when unmated due to a failure in spermatid activation.
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