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Definition of Default

Default

  1. A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor's default.
  2. Fault; offense; ill deed; wrong act; failure in virtue or wisdom.
  3. A neglect of, or failure to take, some step necessary to secure the benefit of law, as a failure to appear in court at a day assigned, especially of the defendant in a suit when called to make answer; also of jurors, witnesses, etc.
  4. To fail in duty; to offend.
  5. To fail in fulfilling a contract, agreement, or duty.
  6. To fail to appear in court; to let a case go by default.
  7. To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend.
  8. To call a defendant or other party whose duty it is to be present in court, and make entry of his default, if he fails to appear; to enter a default against.
  9. To leave out of account; to omit.

Default Quotations

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
J. K. Rowling

Nobody wants to put the creditworthiness of the United States in jeopardy. Nobody wants to see the United States default. So we've got to seize this moment, and we have to seize it soon.
Barack Obama

My decision to be a scientist was a bit of a drift really, more or less by default.
Richard Dawkins

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Desmond Tutu

I'm for the Wall Street Occupiers. But will they accept me when they find out I sell packaged mortgage default instruments to children?
Steve Martin
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Default Translations

default in German is vorgegebener Wert, Voreinstellung, Vorgabe
default in Swedish is huvudsaklig

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