- to fail to participate in or complete a scheduled game, race, etc.
- to lose a scheduled game, race, etc., by default.
- to fail to compete in (a scheduled game, race, etc.).
- to lose by default.
Idioms about default
Origin of default
OTHER WORDS FROM defaultnon·de·fault·ing, adjective, nounpre·de·fault, noun, verbun·de·fault·ed, adjectiveun·de·fault·ing, adjective
How to use default in a sentence
In other words, the Lithuanian leader met with many of the people who help the Pentagon — and, by default, the US military — function every day.The acting Pentagon chief was exposed to the coronavirus. He’s not quarantining.|Alex Ward|November 20, 2020|Vox
The filters also set some default values for the adjustment tools we’ll look at in a moment, so you can take them as a foundation and build your own effects from there.Google Photos is better at image editing than you think|Harry Guinness|November 17, 2020|Popular-Science
Apple turned on its HDR feature—which merges several photos into a single final image—by default.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone|Stan Horaczek|November 10, 2020|Popular-Science
Fidelity mode is the default setting that plays at 30 frames-per-second and includes ray tracing, enhanced lighting and additional VFX.PlayStation 5 review: PS5 is a sensory game-changer|Elise Favis|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
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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
Household debt declined rapidly between 2009 and 2011—largely because so many borrowers defaulted.
But some cities defaulted, and they were apparently among those assigned to Malichus.
The clerk to whom I had entrusted it (the sporting character before mentioned) had defaulted and fled.
The following year he defaulted in an assessment for the same amount.Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper
Lehman soon found himself beyond his depth and defaulted in the payment of both principal and interest.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913|Harris Newmark
Those who bargained for this man's word felt that on the spot where Johnse defaulted they would find his dead body.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
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
Cultural definitions for default
Failure to pay a debt when it is due.
Other Idioms and Phrases with default
see in default of.