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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. deceit or trickery perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.

  2. a particular instance of such deceit or trickery:

    mail fraud; election frauds.

  3. something that is not what it pretends.

  4. a deceitful person; impostor.

* Syn: See deceit.

Origin of fraud:

1300–50; ME fraude < OF < L fraud-, s. of fraus deceit, injury

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraud(noun)

    intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(noun)

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  3. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(noun)

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fraud(noun)ɔd

    the crime of obtaining money dishonestly

    He has been charged with fraud.; credit card fraud

  2. fraudɔd

    sb who pretends to be sb they are not

    The "expert" was later discovered to be a fraud.


  1. fraud(Noun)

    Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.

  2. fraud(Noun)

    The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.

  3. fraud(Noun)

    A person who performs any such trick.

  4. fraud(Verb)

    To defraud

  5. Origin: Recorded since 1345, from fraude, from fraus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fraud(noun)

    deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick

  2. Fraud(noun)

    an intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another

  3. Fraud(noun)

    a trap or snare


  1. Fraud

    In criminal law, fraud is intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent, and verb is defraud. Fraud is a crime and a civil law violation, though the specific criminal law definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud. A hoax also involves deception, but without the intention of gain or of damaging or depriving the victim. Fraud is a defense in a civil action for breach of contract or specific performance of a contract. Fraud is a basis for equitable jurisdiction.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fraud

    Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRAUD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4568

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRAUD' in Nouns Frequency: #1927

Translations for FRAUD

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(an act of) dishonesty

He was sent to prison for fraud.

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