un·​de·​feat·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈfē-təd How to pronounce undefeated (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undefeated

: not defeated : not having suffered a defeat an undefeated team/player : not including any losses or defeats an undefeated season a team with an undefeated record

Examples of undefeated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 5-7 team has won three in a row, including an upset Monday over the previously undefeated Steelers, and is surprisingly in the playoff hunt. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "It’s not just Alex Smith’s comeback story. His wife, Elizabeth, has scars of her own," 10 Dec. 2020 And after the Washington Football Team knocked off the previously undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, the window to win the AFC North may have been slightly opened. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "Where do the Ravens stand in the AFC playoff race after their win over the Cowboys?," 9 Dec. 2020 Late Monday afternoon, Terry McLaurin, Chase Young and Washington will try to keep pace in the NFC East against Cameron Heyward and the undefeated Steelers. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Michael Thomas breaks another record, becoming fastest in history to 500 catches: Ohio State NFL roundup," 7 Dec. 2020 With Bud Dupree lost for the season with a torn ACL, the undefeated Steelers (11-0) head into Monday night’s matchup against Washington with the third-round pick from Charlotte. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Titans' Derrick Henry can make a serious run at a 2,000-yard NFL season," 7 Dec. 2020 Tomlin had not been happy with the undefeated Steelers’ showing against Baltimore as Pittsburgh struggled to put away a team that called up 10 practice-squad players for the game. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Mike Tomlin ‘can’t say enough about’ J.C. Hassenauer," 5 Dec. 2020 That is certainly the case for Wednesday’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, which was originally scheduled for a prime time spot on Thanksgiving. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "Are You Ready for Some (Wednesday) Football?," 1 Dec. 2020 The Baltimore Ravens and the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers will face off on Wednesday at 3:40 PM ET on NBC. Frank Pallotta, CNN, "NBC had to decide between football and lighting a Christmas tree. It chose the tree," 1 Dec. 2020 The team outbreak forced the NFL to postpone their Thanksgiving game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers to Sunday, before moving it again to Tuesday. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "San Francisco 49ers will play "home" games in Arizona after COVID-19 rules ban team from playing at Levi's Stadium," 30 Nov. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'undefeated.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of undefeated

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about undefeated

Time Traveler for undefeated Time Traveler

The first known use of undefeated was circa 1775

See more words from the same year

Statistics for undefeated

Last Updated

28 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Undefeated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undefeated. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for undefeated



English Language Learners Definition of undefeated

: not having or including any losses or defeats


un·​de·​feat·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈfē-təd \

Kids Definition of undefeated

: having no losses

More from Merriam-Webster on undefeated

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for undefeated

Nglish: Translation of undefeated for Spanish Speakers

Comments on undefeated

What made you want to look up undefeated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!