HyperDic: forfeit

English > 5 senses of the word forfeit:
VERBpossessionforfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, foregolose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
NOUNpossessionforfeit, forfeituresomething that is lost or surrendered as a penalty
possessionforfeit, forfeiturea penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
actforfeit, forfeiture, sacrificethe act of losing or surrendering / surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
ADJECTIVEallforfeit, confiscate, forfeitedsurrendered as a penalty
forfeit > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rfiht
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > forfeit: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsurrendered as a penalty.
Synonymsconfiscate, forfeited
Broaderlostnot gained or won
English > forfeit: 5 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningSomething that is lost or surrendered as a penalty.
Synonymforfeiture
BroaderlossSomething that is lost
Verbsforfeitlose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
English > forfeit: 5 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something.
Example"the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time"
Synonymforfeiture
BroaderpenaltyA payment required for not fulfilling a contract
Spanishmulta, pena
Catalanmulta, pena, penyora, pèrdua
Verbsforfeitlose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
English > forfeit: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of losing or surrendering / surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc..
Synonymsforfeiture, sacrifice
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishpérdida
Catalanpèrdua
Verbsforfeitlose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
English > forfeit: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningLose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"
  • "forfeited property"
Synonymsgive up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego
NarrowerlapseLet slip
Broaderabandonforsake, leave behind
Oppositeclaim, lay claim, arrogatedemand as being one's due or property
Spanishperder, prescindir, privarse, renunciar
Catalanabstenir-se, estar-se, passar-se, perdre, privar-se, renunciar
Nounsforfeit, forfeiturethe act of losing or surrendering / surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
forfeit, forfeiturea penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
forfeit, forfeituresomething that is lost or surrendered as a penalty

©2001-20 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict