Defeat

De*feat"

, n. [Cf. F. dfaite, fr. dfaire. See Defeat, v.] 1. An undoing or annulling; destruction. [Obs.]
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Upon whose property and most dear life
A damned defeat was made.
Shak.
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2. Frustration by rendering null and void, or by prevention of success; as, the defeat of a plan or design.
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3. An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; -- opposed to victory.
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