Definitions for FAILfeɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word FAIL

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fail, neglect(verb)

    fail to do something; leave something undone

    "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"

  2. fail, go wrong, miscarry(verb)

    be unsuccessful

    "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"

  3. fail, betray(verb)

    disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake

    "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"

  4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down(verb)

    stop operating or functioning

    "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

  5. fail(verb)

    be unable

    "I fail to understand your motives"

  6. fail(verb)

    judge unacceptable

    "The teacher failed six students"

  7. fail, flunk, bomb, flush it(verb)

    fail to get a passing grade

    "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"

  8. fail(verb)

    fall short in what is expected

    "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"

  9. fail(verb)

    become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close

    "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year"

  10. fail, run out, give out(verb)

    prove insufficient

    "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"

  11. fail(verb)

    get worse

    "Her health is declining"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fail(Noun)

    a failure, especially of a financial transaction

  2. fail(Noun)

    a failing grade in an academic examination

  3. fail(Verb)

    To be unsuccessful.

    Throughout my life, I have always failed.

  4. fail(Verb)

    Not to achieve a particular stated goal. (Usage note: The direct object of this word is usually an infinitive.)

    The truck failed to start.

  5. fail(Verb)

    To neglect.

    The report fails to take into account all the mitigating factors.

  6. fail(Verb)

    To cease to operate correctly.

    After running five minutes, the engine failed.

  7. fail(Verb)

    To be wanting to, to be insufficient for, to disappoint, to desert.

  8. fail(Verb)

    To receive one or more non-passing grades in academic pursuits.

    I failed in English last year.

  9. fail(Verb)

    To give a student a non-passing grade in an academic endeavour.

    The professor failed me because I did not complete any of the course assignments.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Fail(verb)

    to be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail

  2. Fail(verb)

    to be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of

  3. Fail(verb)

    to fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink

  4. Fail(verb)

    to deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails

  5. Fail(verb)

    to perish; to die; -- used of a person

  6. Fail(verb)

    to be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation

  7. Fail(verb)

    to come short of a result or object aimed at or desired ; to be baffled or frusrated

  8. Fail(verb)

    to err in judgment; to be mistaken

  9. Fail(verb)

    to become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent

  10. Fail(verb)

    to be wanting to ; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert

  11. Fail(verb)

    to miss of attaining; to lose

  12. Fail(verb)

    miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail

  13. Fail(verb)

    death; decease

  14. Origin: [OF. faille, from failir. See Fail, v. i.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FAIL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3075

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FAIL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4125

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FAIL' in Verbs Frequency: #139

Anagrams of FAIL »

  1. alif, fila

  2. Alif

  3. Fila


Translations for FAIL

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أخفقArabic
  • не успявам, не работя, провалям се, отказвам, не сполучвамBulgarian
  • fracassarCatalan, Valencian
  • propadnout, fungovat, selhávat, selhat, nechat, přestatCzech
  • svigte, forsømme, mislykkes, dumpe, fejle, undlade, slå fejlDanish
  • missglücken, ohne Erfolg bleiben, scheitern, nicht gelingen, keinen Erfolg haben, versagenGerman
  • fracasar, zozobrar, negar, pararseSpanish
  • nurjuma, seiskuma, edutuEstonian
  • تصورکردن, شکست خوردن, موفق نشدن, خراب شدنPersian
  • rikkoa, pysähtyä, vikautua, ei, epäonnistua, vikaantua, pysäyttää, vioittaa, mennä rikkiFinnish
  • tomber en panne, faillir, recaler, négliger, échouerFrench
  • meathIrish
  • fàilligScottish Gaelic
  • gagalIndonesian
  • ignorare, omettere, mancare l'obiettivo, fallire, tralasciare, bocciare, negligere, mancareItalian
  • 矢敗するJapanese
  • жол болбоо, иш ордунан чыкпай калууKyrgyz
  • desumLatin
  • paheke, takaMāori
  • falen, mankeren, negeren, mislukken, buizenDutch
  • mislykkes, feile, svikteNorwegian
  • reprovar, pifar, deixar de, falhar, fracassarPortuguese
  • a rata, a strica, a se stricaRomanian
  • выходить из строя, терпеть неудачу, провалиться, провалить, не справитьсяRussian
  • mankera, misslyckas, falleraSwedish

Get even more translations for FAIL »

Translation

Find a translation for the FAIL definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these FAIL definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"FAIL." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 31 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/FAIL>.

Are we missing a good definition for FAIL? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for FAIL:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.