loss due to not showing up
"he lost the game by default"
default, nonpayment, nonremittal(noun)
act of failing to meet a financial obligation
nonpayment, default, nonremittal(noun)
loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
default option, default(verb)
an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
default, default on(verb)
fail to pay up
The condition of failing to meet an obligation.
the original software programming settings as set by the factory
A loss incurred by failing to compete.
The team's three losses include one default.
A selection made in the absence of an alternative.
The man became the leader of the group as a default.
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.
The failure of a defendant to appear and answer a summons and complaint.
To fail to meet an obligation.
If you do not make your payments, you will default on your loan.
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.
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.
To fail to appear and answer a summons and complaint.
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
fault; offense; ill deed; wrong act; failure in virtue or wisdom
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
to fail in duty; to offend
to fail in fulfilling a contract, agreement, or duty
to fail to appear in court; to let a case go by default
to fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend
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
to leave out of account; to omit
Origin: [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.]
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
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 default—de = L. dis, apart, and faute.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A military offense, in the British service, is so called.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'default' in Nouns Frequency: #2941
The numerical value of default in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of default in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of default in a Sentence
By default, we're like the collateral damage of this trend.
There would be a new round of selling pressure if they default.
The 2027s are going to be the most valuable in the event of a default.
( Such items) end up by default being local products and regional products.
Encryption is best when it is hidden, invisible to the user and turned on by default.
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Translations for default
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- стойност по подразбиране, неизпълнение, неустойкаBulgarian
- Zahlungseinstellung, Grundzustand, Leistungsstörung, Nichterscheinen, Säumnis, Nichtzahlung, Versäumnis, Fristversäumnis, Zahlungsverzug, StandardGerman
- defecto, por defecto, moraSpanish
- wartość domyślnaPolish
- inadimplência, padrãoPortuguese
- значение по умолчанию, неплатёж, дефолтRussian
- standardalternativ, standard, standardval, standardinställningarSwedish
- за замовчуваннямUkrainian
- mặc địnhVietnamese
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