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Definitions of defeat

  1. an unsuccessful ending Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. To undo; to disfigure; to destroy. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An undoing or annulling; destruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Frustration by rendering null and void, or by prevention of success; as, the defeat of a plan or design. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; - opposed to victory. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To overthrow or vanquish; as, to defeat an enemy; bring to naught; frustrate; as, to defeat a purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Act of preventing or bringing to naught; overthrow; the state of being conquered. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Frustration; overthrow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To frustrate; overthrow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To overeome; vanquish; frustrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. An overthrow; frustration; an annulment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Overthrow, as of an army; frustration; a rendering null and void. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To overthrow; to discomfit; to frustrate; to render null and void. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To vanquish or overcome; to frustrate; to disappoint; to resist with success; to baffle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. An overthrow; loss of battle; prevention of success; frustration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; -- opposed to victory. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. de-f[=e]t', v.t. to frustrate: to ruin.--n. a frustration of plans: ruin: overthrow, as of an army in battle.--n. DEFEAT'URE (Spens.), defeat: disfigurement, disguise. [O. Fr. defait, defaire, to undo--L. dis, neg. fac[)e]re, to do.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Frustrate, frustration; (Law) annul (ment); (archaic) disappoint of; overthrow (v. & n.) in contest esp. in battle. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [French] An overthrow, as of an attack, an army, &c.; rout;—frustration; discomfiture. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. The overthrow of an army; act of destruction, deprivation. Complete Dictionary

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