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 Words for defaulteddelinquency, nonpayment, evade, omission, privation, lack, defect, dearth, deficiency, dereliction, shortcoming, offense, miss, inadequacy, imperfection, absence, wrongdoing, oversight, slight, weakness
Examples from the Web for defaulted
Contemporary Examples of defaulted
The duo had defaulted on a loan from Textron Financial for $18 million.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine
October 14, 2014
In 2011, 9.1% of borrowers had defaulted on their student loan within the first two years of the payment period.Elizabeth Warren Wants the Fed to Get Into the Student Loan Business
May 9, 2013
His debate coaches warned him against it; but the fourth time he was asked about his experience, he defaulted to form.How Mitt Romney Can Win the First Debate With Obama
September 25, 2012
With each passing quarter, more of the old loans are paid off, refinanced, or defaulted on.Fannie Mae’s $5.1 Billion Second-Quarter Profit Attributed to Newfound Prudence
August 8, 2012
The Daily Beast: Do you realize you just defaulted to, “Some of my best friends are Jewish?”Rick Sanchez Licks His Wounds
January 9, 2011
Historical Examples of defaulted
The pretence for this was that Forney had defaulted $40,000!Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
He defaulted for a considerable sum, and has been in quod for four years.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
In 1982, Mexico defaulted on the interest payments of its international debts.After the Rain
The following year he defaulted in an assessment for the same amount.Summer Days in Shakespeare Land
Charles G. Harper
“It must be Pendleton who has defaulted,” said Judge Chalmers.The Valiants of Virginia
Hallie Erminie Rives
- 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
late 14c., "be lacking, be missing," also "become weak," from default (n.). Related: Defaulted; defaulting.
early 13c., "offense, crime, sin," later (late 13c.) "failure, failure to act," from Old French defaute (12c.) "fault, defect, failure, culpability, lack, privation," from Vulgar Latin *defallita "a deficiency or failure," past participle of *defallere, from Latin de- "away" (see de-) + fallere "to deceive, to cheat; to put wrong, to lead astray, cause to be mistaken; to escape notice of, be concealed from" (see fail (v.)). The financial sense is first recorded 1858; the computing sense is from 1966.
Failure to pay a debt when it is due.
see in default of.