verb (used without object)
- to fail to participate in or complete a match.
- to lose a match by default.
verb (used with object)
- to fail to compete in (a scheduled game, race, etc.).
- to lose by default.
Origin of default
Related formsnon·de·fault·ing, adjective, nounpre·de·fault, noun, verbun·de·fault·ed, adjectiveun·de·fault·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for default
Are we all so stuck in our roles that when a given issue comes up, we just default to type?
We should expect the default to be civility, not harassment.
The typical trend is for writers and actors to default to the crudest element of what makes their show work, and lean on that.
Out of the box, the device is set to a default statistical mode, but within a week, the monitor gets more accurate.Are We Turning Our Babies Into Real Life Tamagotchis?|Brandy Zadrozny|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no threat of default, government shutdown, huge cuts in government spending, or sharp tax increases.
The act is to be read at every election of fellows, &c., under a penalty of 40 in case of default.
Even baby Henry at two was lisping the prayers that Sam would let go by default unless carefully guarded.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
In default of acid you may add a little Jamaica ginger and sugar to the water, making a weak ginger tea.
In default of better, Macaulay was always for employing the tools which came to hand.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay|George Otto Trevelyan
But Roland, caring little whether they followed or not, retraced his own steps in default of those of the bandits.The Companions of Jehu|Alexandre Dumas, pre
British Dictionary definitions for default
- the preset selection of an option offered by a system, which will always be followed except when explicitly altered
- (as modifier)default setting
Word Origin for default
Culture definitions for default
Failure to pay a debt when it is due.
Idioms and Phrases with default
see in default of.