Dictionary Results for defeat

1. defeat - noun

· an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"

Synonym(s): licking

Hypernym(s): ending, conclusion, finish, failure

Antonym(s): victory

2. defeat - noun

· the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

Synonym(s): frustration

Hypernym(s): disappointment, letdown

3. defeat - verb

· win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

Synonym(s): get_the_better_of, overcome

4. defeat - verb

· thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

Synonym(s): kill, shoot_down, vote_down, vote_out

Hypernym(s): veto, blackball, negative

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