What does default mean?

Definitions for default
dɪˈfɔltde·fault

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word default.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. default(noun)

    loss due to not showing up

    "he lost the game by default"

  2. default, nonpayment, nonremittal(noun)

    act of failing to meet a financial obligation

  3. nonpayment, default, nonremittal(noun)

    loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid

  4. default option, default(verb)

    an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified

  5. default, default on(verb)

    fail to pay up

Wiktionary

  1. default(Noun)

    The condition of failing to meet an obligation.

  2. default(Noun)

    the original software programming settings as set by the factory

  3. default(Noun)

    A loss incurred by failing to compete.

    The team's three losses include one default.

  4. default(Noun)

    A selection made in the absence of an alternative.

    The man became the leader of the group as a default.

  5. default(Noun)

    A value used when none has been given; a tentative value or standard that is presumed.

    If you don't specify a number of items, the default is 1.

  6. default(Noun)

    The failure of a defendant to appear and answer a summons and complaint.

  7. default(Verb)

    To fail to meet an obligation.

    If you do not make your payments, you will default on your loan.

  8. default(Verb)

    To lose a competition by failing to compete.

    If you refuse to wear a proper uniform, you will not be allowed to compete and will default this match.

  9. default(Verb)

    To assume a value when none was given; to presume a tentative value or standard.

    If you don't specify a number of items, it defaults to 1.

  10. default(Verb)

    To fail to appear and answer a summons and complaint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Default(noun)

    a failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor's default

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  2. Default(noun)

    fault; offense; ill deed; wrong act; failure in virtue or wisdom

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  3. Default(noun)

    a neglect of, or failure to take, some step necessary to secure the benefit of law, as a failure to appear in court at a day assigned, especially of the defendant in a suit when called to make answer; also of jurors, witnesses, etc

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  4. Default(verb)

    to fail in duty; to offend

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  5. Default(verb)

    to fail in fulfilling a contract, agreement, or duty

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  6. Default(verb)

    to fail to appear in court; to let a case go by default

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  7. Default(verb)

    to fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  8. Default(verb)

    to call a defendant or other party whose duty it is to be present in court, and make entry of his default, if he fails to appear; to enter a default against

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

  9. Default(verb)

    to leave out of account; to omit

    Etymology: [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. dfaut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de- + fallere to deceive. See Fault.]

Freebase

  1. Default

    Default is a Canadian post-grunge band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since forming in 1999 they have released four albums, and have sold more than a million records. The majority of their fan base is in Canada, but they gained popularity in the United States for their hit singles "Wasting My Time" and "Deny".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Default

    de-fawlt′, n. a fault, failing, or failure: defect: neglect to do what duty or law requires: failure to account for money entrusted to one's charge: offence.—v.i. to fail through neglect of duty: to fail to appear in court when called upon.—n. Default′er, one who fails to appear in court, or to account for money entrusted to his care, or to settle a debt of honour.—Judgment by default, judgment given against a person because he fails to plead or make an appearance in court. [O. Fr. defaute and defaultde = L. dis, apart, and faute.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. default

    A military offense, in the British service, is so called.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'default' in Nouns Frequency: #2941

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of default in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of default in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of default in a Sentence

  1. Kurt Brunner:

    You still have concerns about China and where growth goes there, and that's why you're still going to have this volatility, we're still going to have considerations about heavily indebted energy companies going into default.

  2. Tamas Varga:

    Markets are worried that a Greek debt default could hit European economic growth and thus fuel demand.

  3. Adarsh Gupta:

    I've been making my payments for the last 30 years and the lenders know me, but even a two-day delay has people crying that I will default.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    To date the regime's default option has been violence, and we appeal to those in Tehran who see a path to a prosperous future through de-escalation to modify the regime's behavior, our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve.

  5. Tom Burns:

    An important aspect of psychiatric care is to help restore a patient’s confidence and self respect( as well as controlling symptoms) and this is not helped by them being locked up, i think that the default position should be that patients are admitted to open wards and only moved to locked wards in the instances when they fail to settle.

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Translations for default

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  • الافتراArabic
  • стойност по подразбиране, неизпълнение, неустойкаBulgarian
  • selháníCzech
  • standardDanish
  • Zahlungseinstellung, Grundzustand, Leistungsstörung, Nichterscheinen, Säumnis, Nichtzahlung, Versäumnis, Fristversäumnis, Zahlungsverzug, StandardGerman
  • προεπιλογήGreek
  • defecto, por defecto, moraSpanish
  • oletusFinnish
  • défautFrench
  • սկզբնադիրArmenian
  • kegagalanIndonesian
  • predefinitoItalian
  • defaultLatin
  • niet-nakomingDutch
  • wartość domyślnaPolish
  • inadimplência, padrãoPortuguese
  • значение по умолчанию, неплатёж, дефолтRussian
  • standardalternativ, standard, standardval, standardinställningarSwedish
  • இயல்புநிலைTamil
  • за замовчуваннямUkrainian
  • mặc địnhVietnamese
  • 默認Chinese

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