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Defeat Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • an unsuccessful ending
  • the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  • 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"
  • thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student''s proposal"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking" ,
  • the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Defeat'

  • Defeat: Defeat may refer to: the opposite of victory Debellatio Surrender (military) usually follows a defeat Defeatism Failure List of military disasters
  • Day of Defeat: Source: For the DODS server, see Distributed Oceanographic Data Systems. Day of Defeat: Source is a team-based online first-person shooter multiplayer video game
  • Brows Defeat, Kentucky: Brows Defeat was an unincorporated community located in Lawrence County, Kentucky, United States. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information
  • Day of Defeat: Day of Defeat is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game set in the European theatre of World War II on the Western front. Originally
  • Lochry's Defeat: Lochry's Defeat, also known as the Lochry massacre, was a battle fought on August 24, 1781, near present-day Aurora, Indiana, in the United States. The
  • Embracing Defeat: Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II is a history book written by John W. Dower and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1999. The book
  • The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat): "The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)" (usually shortened to "W.A.N.D.") is a song by The Flaming Lips, featured on their 2006 album At War with
  • M141 Bunker Defeat Munition: The M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM), or SMAW-D ("Disposable"), is a single-shot, shoulder-launched weapon designed to defeat hardened structures. The

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* A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. - Sallust

* The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. - Rabindranath Tagore

* If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. - Ann Landers

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