verb (used with object), defied, defying.
to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly:
to defy parental authority.
to offer effective resistance to:
a fort that defies attack.
to challenge (a person) to do something deemed impossible:
They defied him to dive off the bridge.
Archaic. to challenge to a combat or contest.
noun, plural defies.
a challenge; a defiance.
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to resist (a powerful person, authority, etc) openly and boldly
to elude, esp in a baffling way: his actions defy explanation
(formal) to challenge or provoke (someone to do something judged to be impossible); dare: I defy you to climb that cliff
(archaic) to invite to do battle or combat
verb (used with object), defined, defining. 1. to state or set forth the meaning of (a word, phrase, etc.): They disagreed on how to define “liberal.”. 2. to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of; describe: to define judicial functions. 3. to fix or lay down clearly and definitely; specify distinctly: to define […]
adjective 1. without fixed limits; indefinite in form, extent, or application: undefined authority; undefined feelings of sadness. 2. not given meaning or significance, as by a definition; not defined or explained: an undefined term. adjective 1. not defined or made clear: the job has remained undefined
- Undefined external reference
undefined external reference [Unix] A message from Unix’s linker, ld. Used in speech to flag loose ends or dangling references in an argument or discussion. [Jargon File]
adjective 1. clearly defined or determined; not vague or general; fixed; precise; exact: a definite quantity; definite directions. 2. having fixed limits; bounded with precision: a definite area. 3. positive; certain; sure: It is definite that he will take the job. 4. defining; limiting. 5. Botany. (of an inflorescence) determinate. adjective 1. clearly defined; exact; […]