Defeat may be

  • the opposite of victory
  • Debellatio
  • Surrender (military) usually follows a defeat
  • Defeat, piece by a boy (pseudonym Chris Hughes-Davis, real name unknown).

Famous quotes containing the word defeat:

    Unkindness may do much,
    And his unkindness may defeat my life,
    But never taint my love.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Mao Zedong (1893–1976)

    I never liked bananas much anyway. Two-thirds of the way down even one banana I am willing to concede defeat smilingly and give the rest to the nearest monkey.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)