|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.
2. (v. t.) To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate.
3. (v. t.) To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow.
4. (v. t.) To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault.
5. (n.) An undoing or annulling; destruction.
6. (v.) Frustration by rendering null and void, or by prevention of success; as, the defeat of a plan or design.
7. (n.) An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; -- opposed to victory.
Defeat (16 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 6:7 Already, indeed, then, there is altogether a fault among you, that ye have judgments with one another; wherefore do ye not rather suffer injustice? wherefore be ye not rather defrauded? (See NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 7:1 For this man, Melchizedek, King of Salem and priest of the Most High God--he who when Abraham was returning after defeating the kings met him and pronounced a blessing on him-- (Root in WEY NIV)
Genesis 14:17 The king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). (See NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 32:18 And he said, It is not the sound of a shout of victory, neither is it the sound of a shout of defeat: it is the noise of alternate singing I hear. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 22:6 Please come now therefore curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed." (See NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 7:2 and when Yahweh your God shall deliver them up before you, and you shall strike them; then you shall utterly destroy them: you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them; (See NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 23:14 for Yahweh your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you. (See NAS)
Judges 2:15 Wherever they went out, the hand of Yahweh was against them for evil, as Yahweh had spoken, and as Yahweh had sworn to them: and they were sore distressed. (See NIV)
Judges 6:16 Yahweh said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man." (See NAS)
1 Samuel 4:3 When the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, "Why has Yahweh struck us today before the Philistines? Let us get the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of Shiloh to us, that it may come among us, and save us out of the hand of our enemies." (See NAS NIV)
2 Samuel 15:34 but if you return to the city, and tell Absalom,'I will be your servant, O king. As I have been your father's servant in time past, so will I now be your servant; then will you defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
2 Samuel 17:14 Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For Yahweh had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that Yahweh might bring evil on Absalom. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
2 Kings 13:17 He said, "Open the window eastward;" and he opened it. Then Elisha said, "Shoot!" and he shot. He said, "Yahweh's arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Syria; for you shall strike the Syrians in Aphek, until you have consumed them." (See NAS)
2 Kings 13:19 The man of God was angry with him, and said, "You should have struck five or six times. Then you would have struck Syria until you had consumed it, whereas now you shall strike Syria just three times." (See NIV)
Isaiah 9:4 For by your hand the yoke on his neck and the rod on his back, even the rod of his cruel master, have been broken, as in the day of Midian. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 37:10 For though you had struck the whole army of the Chaldeans who fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yes would they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire. (See NAS RSV NIV)