Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Going or acting without companions or a companion: unaccompanied children on a flight.
  • adj. Music Performed or scored without accompaniment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. travelling without companions
  • adj. performed or scored without accompaniment; solo

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not attended; having no attendants, companions, or followers; not followed, as with a consequence.
  • In music, without instrumental accompaniment or support: used especially of vocal music: as, an unaccompanied solo or quartet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being without an escort
  • adv. without anybody else or anything else
  • adj. playing or singing without accompaniment
  • adj. (of a state or an event) taking place without something specified occurring at the same time

Etymologies

un- +‎ accompanied (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The principle of the attack — a device placed in unaccompanied baggage — was not," she said, saying it bore "resemblance" to the attack on Pan Am 103.

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  • Most major airlines run programs for these junior jet-setters, known as "unaccompanied minors," to ensure they get from A to B with the minimum of worry and potential for mishap.

    Nanny Services Make Flying Solo a Breeze for Kids

  • Nobody could play any instruments so we sang unaccompanied, which is fine but there were usually only three or four of us and two of those can't hold a tune a lot of the time, nor feel any rhythm to a song.

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  • She had refused half a dozen offers of hands, hearts, and fortunes -- the latter equal to her own -- and also two titles unaccompanied by fortunes, with hearts as doubtful collateral.

    Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters

  • Masturbation has always been practised by him as a purely physical act, unaccompanied, that is to say, by any imaginative ideas.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • Nor was this the worst; there were indications that Miss Van Harlem, who had refused the noble names and titles of two or three continental nobles, and the noble name unaccompanied by a title of the younger son of an English earl, without mentioning the half-dozen "nice"

    Stories of a western town

  • Nor was this the worst; there were indications that Miss Van Harlem, who had refused the noble names and titles of two or three continental nobles, and the noble name unaccompanied by a title of the younger son of an English earl, without mentioning the half-dozen "nice" American claimants -- Miss Van Harlem was not angry.

    Stories of a Western Town

  • Of those, 735 were defined as unaccompanied, out of the custody of their parents or legal guardians.

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  • They are referred to as unaccompanied children, as there is little or no way to confirm the deaths of their families.

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  • Such actions rarely take into account the mixed character of migration flows, and often lack necessary measures to protect the most vulnerable amongst irregular migrants, such as unaccompanied children, asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking.

    Navi Pillay: Stop Treating Migrants as Second-class Human Beings

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