undefeated


undefeated

verb (used with object)

  1. to overcome in a contest, election, battle, etc.; prevail over; vanquish: They defeated the enemy. She defeated her brother at tennis.
  2. to frustrate; thwart.
  3. to eliminate or deprive of something expected: The early returns defeated his hopes of election.
  4. Law. to annul.

noun

  1. the act of overcoming in a contest: an overwhelming defeat of all opposition.
  2. an instance of defeat; setback: He considered his defeat a personal affront.
  3. an overthrow or overturning; vanquishment: the defeat of a government.
  4. a bringing to naught; frustration: the defeat of all his hopes and dreams.
  5. the act or event of being bested; losing: Defeat is not something she abides easily.
  6. Archaic. undoing; destruction; ruin.

adjective

  1. not having been defeatedthe undefeated champion

verb (tr)

  1. to overcome in a contest or competition; win a victory over
  2. to thwart or frustratethis accident has defeated all his hopes of winning
  3. law to render null and void; annul

noun

  1. the act of defeating or state of being defeated
  2. an instance of defeat
  3. overthrow or destruction
  4. law an annulment

adj.1701, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of defeat (v.). n.1590s, from defeat (v.). v.late 14c., from Anglo-French defeter, from Old French desfait, past participle of desfaire “to undo,” from Vulgar Latin *diffacere “undo, destroy,” from Latin dis- “un-, not” (see dis-) + facere “to do, perform” (see factitious). Original sense was of “bring ruination, cause destruction.” Military sense of “conquer” is c.1600. Related: Defeated; defeating.

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