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 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|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Megan McArdle|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Robert Shrum|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|Daniel Gross|August 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast: Do you realize you just defaulted to, “Some of my best friends are Jewish?”
He defaulted for a considerable sum, and has been in quod for four years.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.|Pierce Egan
At the last moment Collins defaulted, his nerve completely gone.Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West|William MacLeod Raine
The clerk to whom I had entrusted it (the sporting character before mentioned) had defaulted and fled.
I'm going over to Indianapolis to meet him in a few days to determine what to do in event the interest is defaulted.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
When she had defaulted the next payment he would make her a proposition to buy her boats.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
British Dictionary definitions for defaulted
- 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 defaulted
Failure to pay a debt when it is due.
Idioms and Phrases with defaulted
see in default of.