Definitions

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

  • adj. Incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something that cannot be defeated, destroyed or killed.
  • adj. Impossible to defeat, destroy or kill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Incapable of being conquered, overcome, or subdued; unconquerable; insuperable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Incapable of being conquered or subdued; that cannot be overcome; unconquerable; insuperable: as, an invincible army; invincible difficulties.
  • n. One who is invincible. Specifically
  • n. A member of an Irish society, organized in 1881, whose avowed object was “to remove all tyrants from the country.”

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

  • adj. incapable of being overcome or subdued

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin invincibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + vincibilis, conquerable; see vincible.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin invincibilis ("unconquerable"), from in- ("not") + vincibilis ("conquerable"), from vincere ("to conquer"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "That invincible Samson far renowned" we should lay the stress on the first syllable of _invincible_.

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  • Caleb, observing what stress they laid upon the difficulty of conquering Hebron, a city garrisoned by the giants, and how thence they inferred that the conquest of the whole land was utterly impracticable, in opposition to their suggestions, and to convince the people that he spoke as he thought, bravely desired to have that city which they called invincible assigned to himself for his own portion: "I will undertake to deal with that, and, if I cannot get it for my inheritance, I will be without."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)

  • 'I would like to see them come against my lads, I'll show them what the word invincible truly means.

    River God

  • So far as fixing human responsibility, the most important division of ignorance is that designated by the terms invincible and vincible.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • What he had heard from Malinche had greatly raised his curiosity with regard to her country, and his longing to see these people, whom she described as invincible in war, and so infinitely superior in civilization to the Tabascans.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • The heroine, in a nice change of pace from the usual insecure whiner, is described by the mangaka herself as "invincible"--she is coolly confident in herself and her quite formidable powers.

    Manga Mondays with Kethylia 12/3 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • They became "invincible" - natural-born jungle - and night-fighters, as well as "utterly ruthless, utterly cruel and utterly blind to any of the values which make up our civilization."

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  • They became "invincible" -- natural-born jungle - and night-fighters, as well as "utterly ruthless, utterly cruel and utterly blind to any of the values which make up our civilization."

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  • No Responses to "Sky's Sunday Supplement: Manchester United's squad, rather than the team, is" invincible "- Paul Hayward"

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  • When he fully understood the nature of my situation, in invincible aversion to Sir John Belgrave, and my fears, which, mortifying as they must be to him, I could not help expressing, lest his father should prevail on Mrs Newill to betray me entirely into his power – he expressed in his rough sea language so much pity for me, and so much indignation at the conduct of his family, that I became persuaded I might trust him.

    The Old Manor House

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