un·​de·​feat·​ed | \ˌən-di-ˈfē-təd, -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

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Photo: kirby lee/Reuters There are potential drawbacks to playing this weekend, especially for undefeated teams. Brian Costa, WSJ, "On College Football’s Championship Weekend: Win and You’re In (Maybe)," 30 Nov. 2018 In 1956, for example, its undefeated football team refused an invitation to the Tangerine Bowl rather than comply with official demands that the college not field its black players. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "What Hillsdale Can Teach Harvard," 15 Oct. 2018 As one of three undefeated teams, Auburn was the odd team out in 2004’s final rankings, ascending to No. 3 in early November but never managed to pass USC and Oklahoma for a top-two spot. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "Inside the AP's Fateful 2004 Decision to Withdraw Its Poll From the BCS Formula," 12 July 2018 The performance touched off discussions from analysts and die-hard fans about whether the team deserved a national championship as the only undefeated team in the country. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Tampa company brings on-demand home-service app to Orlando," 21 June 2018 Prior to the half, members of Covington Catholic's undefeated state title team were recognized on the field. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Jordan Fann leads West over East at St. Elizabeth Healthcare East-West All-Star Football Game," 7 June 2018 New Berlin Eisenhower at Greendale, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: The last-two undefeated teams in the Woodland meet in the final league match of the season. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area girls soccer rankings, weekly honors," 21 May 2018 The angriest of all was SEC commissioner Mike Slive, who vowed his league would never have another undefeated champion denied a chance at a national title. Andy Staples, SI.com, "The Chaos and Consequences of the BCS, 20 Years After Its Inaugural Season," 9 July 2018 Dean Tate commits: Dean Tate, a starting guard on Warren Central’s undefeated state basketball champion, has committed to Division II Purdue Northwest, Warren coach Criss Beyers said. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "HS notebook: Guerin names new basketball coach; Tate headed to Division II school," 27 June 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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un·​de·​feat·​ed | \ˌən-di-ˈfē-təd\

Kids Definition of undefeated

: having no losses

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