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DEFAULT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does default mean? 

DEFAULT (noun)
  The noun DEFAULT has 4 senses:

1. loss due to not showing up
2. act of failing to meet a financial obligation
3. loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
4. an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified

  Familiarity information: DEFAULT used as a noun is uncommon.


DEFAULT (verb)
  The verb DEFAULT has 1 sense:

1. fail to pay up

  Familiarity information: DEFAULT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEFAULT (noun)


Sense 1default [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Loss due to not showing up

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he lost the game by default

Hypernyms ("default" is a kind of...):

absence (failure to be present)


Sense 2default [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of failing to meet a financial obligation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

nonpayment; nonremittal; default

Hypernyms ("default" is a kind of...):

failure (an act that fails)


Sense 3default [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

nonremittal; nonpayment; default

Hypernyms ("default" is a kind of...):

financial loss (loss of money or decrease in financial value)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "default"):

delinquency (nonpayment of a debt when due)


Sense 4default [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

default option; default

Hypernyms ("default" is a kind of...):

alternative; choice; option (one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen)


DEFAULT (verb)


Sense 1default [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fail to pay up

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

default; default on

Hypernyms (to "default" is one way to...):

fail; neglect (fail to do something; leave something undone)

"Default" entails doing...:

owe (be in debt)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

pay up (cancel or discharge a debt)


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