Translation of "default" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈfɒlt/ us /-ˈfɑːlt/

to fail to do something, such as pay a debt, that you legally have to do

suspender pagos, no pagar
People who default on their mortgage repayments may have their home repossessed.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /dɪˈfɒlt/ us /-ˈfɑːlt/ /ˈdiː.fɒlt/ us /-ˈfɑːlt/

[ no plural ] the thing that exists or happens if you do not change it intentionally by performing an action

falta, opción por defecto
Unless something else is agreed, the default is to meet at the hotel at 7.00 p.m.
The computer will take 0 as the default value, unless you type in something different.
formal In default of (= because there is not) any better alternative, we will have to proceed with the original plan.

(Translation of “default” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /diˈfoːlt/

(legal) failure to do something which is required by law, especially paying back a debt

The tenant is in default on paying the rent.

(computing) the way in which a software program behaves or things appear on a computer screen unless you change them

Por Defecto
(also adjective) default settings.

(Translation of “default” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)