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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defiance  \De*fi"ance\,  n.  [OF.  defiance,  desfiance,  challenge, 
  fr  desfier  to  challenge,  F.  d['e]fier.  See  {Defy}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  defying,  putting  in  opposition,  or  provoking  to 
  combat;  a  challenge;  a  provocation;  a  summons  to  combat. 
 
  A  war  without  a  just  defiance  made  --Dryden. 
 
  Stood  for  her  cause  and  flung  defiance  down 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  A  state  of  opposition;  willingness  to  flight;  disposition 
  to  resist;  contempt  of  opposition. 
 
  He  breathed  defiance  to  my  ears.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  casting  aside;  renunciation;  rejection.  [Obs.] 
  ``Defiance  to  thy  kindness.''  --Ford. 
 
  {To  bid  defiance},  {To  set  at  defiance},  to  defy;  to 
  disregard  recklessly  or  contemptuously.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defiance 
  n  1:  intentionally  contemptuous  behavior  or  attitude  [syn:  {rebelliousness}] 
  2:  a  hostile  challenge 
  3:  a  defiant  act 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Defiance,  IA  (city,  FIPS  19585) 
  Location:  41.82545  N,  95.33926  W 
  Population  (1990):  312  (129  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Defiance,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  63341 
  Defiance,  OH  (city,  FIPS  21308) 
  Location:  41.28117  N,  84.36190  W 
  Population  (1990):  16768  (6475  housing  units) 
  Area:  22.5  sq  km  (land),  1.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43512 




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