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de·fault

 (dĭ-fôlt′)
n.
1. Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation, especially failure to meet a financial obligation: in default on a loan.
2. Law Failure of a party in a case to make a required court appearance.
3. The failure of one or more competitors or teams to participate in a contest: won the championship by default.
4.
a. Computers A particular setting or value for a variable that is assigned automatically by an operating system and remains in effect unless canceled or overridden by the operator: changed the default for the page margins.
b. A situation or condition that is the case in the absence of active intervention.
v. de·fault·ed, de·fault·ing, de·faults
v.intr.
1.
a. To fail to do what is required.
b. To fail to pay money when it is due.
2. Computers To revert to a default.
3. Law
a. To fail to appear in court as a party to a case when summoned.
b. To lose a case by not appearing.
4. To fail to take part in or complete a scheduled contest.
v.tr.
1. To fail to perform or pay.
2. Law To lose (a case) by failing to appear in court.
3. To fail to take part in or complete (a contest, for example).
Idiom:
in default of
Through the failure, absence, or lack of.

[Middle English defaute, from Old French, from past participle of defaillir, to fail, grow weak : de-, intensive pref.; see de- + faillir; see fail.]

de·fault′er n.

default

(dɪˈfɔːlt)
n
1. (Law) a failure to act, esp a failure to meet a financial obligation or to appear in a court of law at a time specified
2. (Banking & Finance) a failure to act, esp a failure to meet a financial obligation or to appear in a court of law at a time specified
3. absence or lack
4. by default in the absence of opposition or a better alternative: he became prime minister by default.
5. in default of through or in the lack or absence of
6. (Law) judgment by default law a judgment in the plaintiff's favour when the defendant fails to plead or to appear
7. lack, want, or need
8. (Computer Science) computing
a. the preset selection of an option offered by a system, which will always be followed except when explicitly altered
b. (as modifier): default setting.
vb
9. (Banking & Finance) (intr; often foll by on or in) to fail to make payment when due
10. (intr) to fail to fulfil or perform an obligation, engagement, etc: to default in a sporting contest.
11. (Law) law to lose (a case) by failure to appear in court
12. (tr) to declare that (someone) is in default
[C13: from Old French defaute, from defaillir to fail, from Vulgar Latin dēfallīre (unattested) to be lacking]

de•fault

(dɪˈfɔlt)

n.
1. failure to act; inaction or neglect: They lost their best client by default.
2. failure to meet financial obligations.
3. failure to comply with a legal obligation.
4. Sports. failure to appear for or complete a match.
5. a preset value that a computer system assumes or an action that it takes unless otherwise instructed.
v.t.
6. to fail to perform or pay.
7. to declare to be in default, esp. legally.
8. Sports.
a. to fail to compete in (a contest).
b. to lose by default.
v.i.
9. to fail to fulfill an obligation.
10. (of a computer system) to assume a preset value or take an action unless otherwise instructed.
Idioms:
in default of, for lack or want of.
[1175–1225; defau(l)te < Old French defaute. See de–, fault, fail]
de•fault′er, n.

default


Past participle: defaulted
Gerund: defaulting

Imperative
default
default
Present
I default
you default
he/she/it defaults
we default
you default
they default
Preterite
I defaulted
you defaulted
he/she/it defaulted
we defaulted
you defaulted
they defaulted
Present Continuous
I am defaulting
you are defaulting
he/she/it is defaulting
we are defaulting
you are defaulting
they are defaulting
Present Perfect
I have defaulted
you have defaulted
he/she/it has defaulted
we have defaulted
you have defaulted
they have defaulted
Past Continuous
I was defaulting
you were defaulting
he/she/it was defaulting
we were defaulting
you were defaulting
they were defaulting
Past Perfect
I had defaulted
you had defaulted
he/she/it had defaulted
we had defaulted
you had defaulted
they had defaulted
Future
I will default
you will default
he/she/it will default
we will default
you will default
they will default
Future Perfect
I will have defaulted
you will have defaulted
he/she/it will have defaulted
we will have defaulted
you will have defaulted
they will have defaulted
Future Continuous
I will be defaulting
you will be defaulting
he/she/it will be defaulting
we will be defaulting
you will be defaulting
they will be defaulting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defaulting
you have been defaulting
he/she/it has been defaulting
we have been defaulting
you have been defaulting
they have been defaulting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defaulting
you will have been defaulting
he/she/it will have been defaulting
we will have been defaulting
you will have been defaulting
they will have been defaulting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defaulting
you had been defaulting
he/she/it had been defaulting
we had been defaulting
you had been defaulting
they had been defaulting
Conditional
I would default
you would default
he/she/it would default
we would default
you would default
they would default
Past Conditional
I would have defaulted
you would have defaulted
he/she/it would have defaulted
we would have defaulted
you would have defaulted
they would have defaulted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.default - loss due to not showing up; "he lost the game by default"
loss - the act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
absence - failure to be present
2.default - act of failing to meet a financial obligation
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
3.default - loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
delinquency - nonpayment of a debt when due
financial loss - loss of money or decrease in financial value
4.default - an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
alternative, option, choice - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
Verb1.default - fail to pay up
fail, neglect - fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"
ante up, pay up, pay - cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"

default

verb
1. fail to pay, dodge, evade, fall behind, rat (informal), neglect, levant (Brit.), go into arrears, welch or welsh (slang) Many borrowers are defaulting on loans.
noun
1. failure (usually in phrase `by default` or `in default of`) want, lack, fault, absence, neglect, defect, deficiency, lapse, omission, dereliction The other team failed to turn up so we won by default.
2. nonpayment, evasion, failure to pay, non-remittance The country can't pay its foreign debts and default is inevitable.

default

noun
Nonperformance of what ought to be done:
verb
To not do (something necessary):
Translations
privzet

default

[dɪˈfɔːlt]
A. N
1. (on contract) → incumplimiento m (on de) (on payment) → impago m (on de) to be in defaultestar en mora
judgment by defaultjuicio m en rebeldía
he won by defaultganó por incomparecencia de su adversario
we must not let it go by defaultno debemos dejarlo escapar por descuido or sin hacer nada
in default ofa falta de
2. (Comput) → valor m por defecto
B. VI
1. (= not pay) → no pagar, faltar al pago
to default on one's paymentsno pagar los plazos
2. (Sport) (= not appear) → no presentarse, no comparecer
3. (Comput) it always defaults to the C drivesiempre va a la unidad de disco C por defecto
C. CPD default option N (Comput) → opción f por defecto

default

[dɪˈfɔːlt]
vi
(= break legal agreement) → faire défaut
to default on sth [+ payment, loan] → ne pas s'acquitter de qch
to default on a debt → ne pas s'acquitter d'une dette
(= break promise) → manquer à ses engagements
[ˈdiːfɔːlt dɪˈfɔːlt] n
(COMPUTING) (also default value) → valeur f par défaut
by default (= through lack of competition) → par défaut, par contumace
to win by default [candidate, politician] → remporter une victoire par défaut; [team, competitor] → gagner par forfait
to be in default [borrower] → être en cessation de paiement

default

n
(= failure to appear, Jur) → Nichterscheinen ntvor Gericht; (Sport) → Nichtantreten nt; (= failure to perform duty)Versäumnis f; (= failure to pay)Nichtzahlung f; judgement by default (Jur) → Versäumnisurteil nt; to win by defaultkampflos gewinnen
(= lack, absence)Mangel m; in default of, due to default ofin Ermangelung +gen
(Comput) → Default m, → Standard(wert) m, → Voreinstellung f
vi (= not appear, Jur) → nicht erscheinen; (Sport) → nicht antreten; (= not perform duty, not pay)säumig sein; to default in one’s paymentsseinen Zahlungsverpflichtungen nicht nachkommen; it always defaults to the C drive (Comput) → es wird immer das Laufwerk C angesprochen
attr (Comput) parametervoreingestellt; default driveStandardlaufwerk nt

default

:
default printer
nStandarddrucker m
default value
nStandardwert m

default

[dɪˈfɔːlt]
1. n
a. by defaultper esclusione
judgement by default (Law) → sentenza in contumacia
to win by default → vincere per abbandono dell'avversario
in default of → in mancanza di
b. (Comput) (also default value) → default m inv
2. vi (gen) → essere inadempiente (Law) (not appear) → non presentarsi in giudizio, essere contumace; (not pay) → risultare inadempiente
to default on a debt → non onorare un debito
References in classic literature ?
THE Cashier of a bank having defaulted was asked by the Directors what he had done with the money taken.
A positive number means that a borrower defaulted on a revolving debt first while a negative number indicates that the borrower defaulted on their mortgage loan first.
Only one company defaulted in May, lifting the year-to-date default count slightly up to 23.
A total of 32 Moody's-rated corporate debt issuers defaulted in Q4, which increased the 2009 default total to a record high of 266 issuers.
The database excludes purely technical defaults but includes insured or letter of credit (LOC)-backed debt where issuers defaulted and investors continued to receive payments from the credit enhancement provider.
Since there was no sales contract, the seller cannot be deemed to have defaulted so as to become liable for the broker's commission.
The city attorney defaulted, so the city (may have) lost that case,'' Riordan said.