What does the word defeat mean?

Usage examples for defeat

  1. You admit your defeat, then? – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  2. So he fell asleep again, and the black night settled on the city, and he heard no more the voices wailing in the darkness, " Another British defeat!" – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  3. It seemed to me that I could, with the cross, easily defeat them altogether. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila