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:

    Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
    Galeazzo Ciano (1903–1944)

    History by apprising them [students] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

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