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Definition 1: loss due to not showing up - [noun denoting act]

Samples where default or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lost the game by default

(default is a kind of ...) the act of losing someone or something

"everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

(default is a kind of ...) failure to be present

Definition 2: an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for default in the sense of this definition

(default is a kind of ...) one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

"what option did I have?" "there is no other alternative" "my only choice is to refuse"

Definition 3: loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for default in the sense of this definition

(default is a kind of ...) loss of money or decrease in financial value

(... is a kind of default ) nonpayment of a debt when due

Definition 4: act of failing to meet a financial obligation - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for default in the sense of this definition

(default is a kind of ...) an act that fails

"his failure to pass the test"

Definition 5: fail to pay up - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for default in the sense of this definition

(default is a kind of ...) 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"

(default implies ...) be in debt

"She owes me $200" "I still owe for the car" "The thesis owes much to his adviser"

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