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default

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1 default /dɪˈfɑːlt/ noun
plural defaults
1 default
/dɪˈfɑːlt/
noun
plural defaults
Learner's definition of DEFAULT
[noncount]used to describe something that happens or is done when nothing else has been done or can be doneusually used in the phrase by default(通常用于短语by default)缺席,弃权
sometimes used before another noun有时用于另一名词前
: a failure to make a payment (such as a payment on a loan)未履行债务;拖欠
[noncount]
[count]
[noncount] law : failure to appear in court未到庭;缺席
[count] computers : a setting, option, etc., that a computer uses if you do not choose a different one(计算机)默认值,系统设定值,预置值
often used before another noun常用于另一名词前

in default of

formal
: in the absence of (something) : without (something)因缺乏;因没有
2 default /dɪˈfɑːlt/ verb
defaults; defaulted; defaulting
2 default
/dɪˈfɑːlt/
verb
defaults; defaulted; defaulting
Learner's definition of DEFAULT
[no object]
: to fail to do something that legally must be done
especially : to fail to make the payments you must make on a loan, mortgage, etc.不履行;(尤指)拖欠(贷款等)
of a computer : to automatically use a particular setting, option, etc., unless you choose a different one(计算机)默认,系统设定,预置

— defaulter

noun, plural defaulters [count]
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 5836 COCA: 7415

default

1 of 2

noun

de·​fault di-ˈfȯlt How to pronounce default (audio)
dē-;
ˈdē-ˌfȯlt
1
: failure to do something required by duty or law : neglect
2
archaic : fault
3
economics : a failure to pay financial debts
was in default on her loan
mortgage defaults
4
a
law : failure to appear at the required time in a legal proceeding
The defendant is in default.
b
: failure to compete in or to finish an appointed contest
lost the game by default
5
a
: a selection made usually automatically or without active consideration due to lack of a viable alternative
remained the club's president by default
the default candidate
b
computers : a selection automatically used by a program in the absence of a choice made by the user
using the default settings

default

2 of 2

verb

defaulted; defaulting; defaults

intransitive verb

1
: to fail to fulfill a contract, agreement, or duty: such as
a
: to fail to meet a financial obligation
default on a loan
b
law : to fail to appear in court
c
: to fail to compete in or to finish an appointed contest
also : to forfeit a contest by such failure
2
computers : to make a selection automatically in the absence of a choice made by the user
The program defaults to a standard font.

transitive verb

1
: to fail to perform, pay, or make good
default a loan
2
a
: forfeit
defaulted the game
b
: to exclude (a player or a team) from a contest by default
was defaulted from the tournament
defaulter noun
Phrases
in default of
: in the absence of

Example Sentences

Noun The defendant has made no appearance in the case and is in default. You can enter your own settings or use the defaults. Which font is the default in that computer program? Verb If the borrower defaults, the bank can take the house. The program defaults to a standard font.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Now account will have a private profile by default, like with TikTok’s standard app. Morgan Sung, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2022 By default, though, some apps make your posts visible to every sentient being and bot on the internet. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2022 The jury is tasked only with determining what Jones has to pay to eight victims’ families and an FBI agent — a judge already found the Infowars host liable for damages, by default. Dave Collins And Jennifer Peltz, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2022 However, unlike the wireless-by-default Meta Quest 2, PSVR2 requires a cable connection for power and data transfer to a PlayStation 5 console. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 14 Sep. 2022 The app will then detect updates and start to install them by default. Toby Grey, BGR, 13 Sep. 2022 Whether acknowledged or not, the IMF is now a major provider of climate finance by default. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 9 Sep. 2022 But Olivera, an optimistic person by default, wasn't dragged down by the discourse. Nick Romano, EW.com, 9 Sep. 2022 By default, though, the phone will just use those extra pixels to try to deliver better-quality photos in lowlight conditions at the standard 12 megapixel resolution — which is also welcome. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2022
Verb
Many merchants use cashless payment devices that default to a takeout tip ranging from 15 percent to 25 percent. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2022 Corporate bonds do worse when investors think the odds companies will default are rising. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 One concern is that the clearinghouse itself might default, the official said. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 4 Sep. 2022 The higher interest rates that some borrowers pay on their loans than others reflects lenders’ judgments about the prospects that the borrowers will default or that their collateral will be insufficient to cover the defaulted balance, or both. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2022 The strains that saw China Evergrande Group and others default late last year are getting worse as the economy slows. William Pesek, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 If the display doesn't support 2048×1152, Anker says the monitor will default to 1920×1080. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 20 May 2022 The term redlining is a nod to how lenders identified neighborhoods with a greater share of people deemed more likely to default on a mortgage. CBS News, 27 July 2022 Many regional banks also have exposure to the country’s rapidly cooling housing market, in which big developers like Evergrande have defaulted on offshore bonds and look likely to default on onshore ones. Jane Li, Quartz, 12 July 2022 See More

Word History

Etymology

Noun and Verb

Middle English defaute, defaulte, from Anglo-French, from defaillir to be lacking, fail, from de- + faillir to fail

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of default was in the 14th century
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 5836 COCA: 7415
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預設

0_0: Translations of default
  • # v.
    逋欠: be in arrears, default
    默認: acquiesce in, default, tolerate
  • # n.
    默認: acquiescence, default, sufferance, toleration
    缺省: default

0_0: Definitions of default
  • # noun.
    - failure to fulfill an obligation, especially to repay a loan or appear in a court of law.
    * it will have to restructure its debts to avoid default
    - a preselected option adopted by a computer program or other mechanism when no alternative is specified by the user or programmer.
    * the default is fifty lines
  • # verb.
    - fail to fulfill an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a court of law.
    * some had defaulted on student loans
    - (of a computer program or other mechanism) revert automatically to (a preselected option).
    * when you start a fresh letter the system will default to its own style

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