Pronunciation: (di-fī'uns),[key] —n. 1. a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force.
2. open disregard; contempt (often fol. by of): defiance of danger; His refusal amounted to defiance. 3. a challenge to meet in combat or in a contest.
4. bid defiance to, to offer resistance; defy.
5. in defiance of, in spite of; notwithstanding: There was a splendid audience in defiance of the rainstorm.
Pronunciation: (di-fī'uns),[key] —n. a city in NW Ohio. 16,810.