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:

    Mrs. Van Hopper: Most girls would give their eyes for a chance to see Monte.
    Maxim de Winter: Wouldn’t that rather defeat the purpose?
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896–1955)

    In victory be not proud; in defeat be not depressed.
    Chinese proverb.