US: /dɪˈfɔɫt/
UK: /dɪfˈɒlt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

default /di'fɔ:lt/
  • danh từ
    • sự thiếu, sự không có, sự không đủ
      • in default of...: ví thiếu... (cái gì)
    • (pháp lý) sự vắng mặt (không ra hầu toà)
      • to make default: vắng mặt
      • judgment by default: sự không trả nợ được, sự vỡ nợ; sự không trả nợ đúng kỳ hạn ((cũng) default in paying)
    • (thể dục,thể thao) sự bỏ cuộc
      • to lose the game by default: thua trận vì bỏ cuộc
  • nội động từ
    • (pháp lý) không ra hầu kiện, vắng mặt (tại toà)
    • (pháp lý) không trả nợ được, vỡ nợ; không trả nợ đúng kỳ hạn
    • (thể dục,thể thao) bỏ cuộc
    • ngoại động từ
      • (pháp lý) xử vắng mặt

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [U, C] failure to do sth that must be done by law, especially paying a debt: The company is in default on the loan. + Mortgage defaults have risen in the last year.
    2 [U, C, usually sing.] (especially computing) what happens or appears if you do not make any other choice or change: The default option is to save your work every five minutes. + On this screen, 256 colours is the default.
    Idioms: by default
    1 a game or competition can be won by default if there are no other competitors: He became world champion in 1990 by default.
    2 if sth happens by default, it happens because you have not made any other decision or choices which would make things happen differently: I became a teacher by default rather than by design.
    in default of sth (formal) because of a lack of sth: They accepted what he had said in default of any evidence to disprove it.
    + verb [V]
    1 ~ (on sth) to fail to do sth that you legally have to do, especially by not paying a debt: to default on a loan / debt + defaulting borrowers / tenants
    2 ~ (to sth) (especially computing) to happen when you do not make any other choice or change
    defaulter noun: mortgage defaulters

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 failure, fault, defect, neglect, negligence, dereliction, lapse, oversight, non-performance, non-fulfilment, inaction:
    We won the case because of their default on the contract. The other contestant failed to appear, so Gordon won the match by default.
    2 non-payment, delinquency:
    Default in the rent may result in eviction.
    3 fail, neglect, dishonour, lapse, fall short, come (up) short:
    He has defaulted on a car payment.

    Concise English dictionary

    +loss due to not showing up
    +act of failing to meet a financial obligation
    +loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
    +an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
    +fail to pay up