default: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-fôlt'), [key]
- failure to act; inaction or neglect: They lost their best client by sheer default.
- failure to meet financial obligations.
- failure to perform an act or obligation legally required, esp. to appear in court or to plead at a time assigned.
- failure to arrive in time for, participate in, or complete a scheduled match.
- lack; want; absence.
- a value that a program or operating system assumes, or a course of action that a program or operating system will take, when the user or programmer specifies no overriding value or action.
- to fail in fulfilling or satisfying an engagement, claim, or obligation.
- to fail to meet financial obligations or to account properly for money in one's care: When he defaulted in his payments, the bank foreclosed on the car.
- to fail to appear in court.
- to fail to participate in or complete a match.
- to lose a match by default.
- to fail to perform or pay: to default a debt.
- to declare to be in default, esp. legally: The judge defaulted the defendant.
- to fail to compete in (a scheduled game, race, etc.).
- to lose by default.
- to lose by failure to appear in court.
- default (Thesaurus)