Simple Definition of invincible
: impossible to defeat or overcome
Examples of invincible in a sentence
The loss proved that the team is not invincible.
<an invincible wrestler who has never lost a match>
Did You Know?
The origins of "invincible" are easily subdued. The word derives, via Middle French, from Late Latin invincibilis, which was itself formed by combining the negative prefix in- with vincere, meaning "to conquer." Other descendants of "vincere" in English include "convince," "evince," "vanquish," and even "victor." "Vincere" also gave English "vincible," meaning (unsurprisingly) "capable of being overcome or subdued," though it is significantly less common than "invincible."
Origin of invincible
Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin invincibilis, from Latin in- + vincere to conquer — more at victor
First Known Use: 15th century
INVINCIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of invincible for Students
: impossible to defeat
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