- 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
Find old pages on the webRun a standard Google search, and it will show you the most recent and relevant results by default, but you can change that.Five ways to go back in time on the internet|David Nield|November 5, 2020|Popular-Science
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.Obama is Right, We Need Mortgage Refinancing|David Frum|January 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.