What does flaw mean?

Definitions for flaw

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flaw.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect, fault, flaw(noun)

    an imperfection in an object or machine

    "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

  2. flaw(noun)

    defect or weakness in a person's character

    "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"

  3. flaw(verb)

    an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness

  4. flaw, blemish(verb)

    add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective


  1. flaw(Noun)

    A crack or breach, a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion.

  2. flaw(Noun)

    A defect, fault, or imperfection, especially one that is hidden.

  3. flaw

    A defect or error in a contract or other document which may make the document invalid.

  4. flaw(Verb)

    To add a flaw to, to make imperfect or defective.

  5. flaw(Verb)

    To become imperfect or defective.

  6. flaw(Noun)

    A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.

  7. flaw(Noun)

    A storm of short duration.

  8. flaw

    A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flaw(noun)

    a crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase

  2. Flaw(noun)

    a defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute

  3. Flaw(noun)

    a sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel

  4. Flaw(noun)

    a sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration

  5. Flaw(verb)

    to crack; to make flaws in

  6. Flaw(verb)

    to break; to violate; to make of no effect


  1. Flaw

    Flaw is a rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band was formed by ex-guitarist Jason Daunt in 1995.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flaw

    flaw, n. a gust of wind: a sudden rush, uproar. [Cf. Dut. vlaag, Sw. flaga.]

  2. Flaw

    flaw, n. a break, a crack: a defect.—v.t. to crack or break.—adjs. Flaw′less; Flaw′y. [Ice. flaga, a slab.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. flaw

    A crack or small opening in a gun or its carriage is so called.

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How to pronounce flaw?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of flaw in a Sentence

  1. Kurt Vonnegut, "Cold Turkey", In These Times, May 10, 2004:

    There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.

  2. Anthony Bourdain:

    Something was missing in me, whether it was a self-image situation, whether it was a character flaw... some dark genie inside me -- that I very much hesitate to call a disease -- that led me to dope.

  3. Dave Barry:

    Most married couples, even though they love each other very much in theory, tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies, the result being that they get on each other's nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting matches over such issues as toaster settings.

  4. Kurt Vonnegut:

    There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I dont know what can be done to fix it. This is it Only nut cases want to be president.

  5. Terrie Williams:

    Black folks tend to see mental illness as a character flaw, a sign of weakness, because we are a very faith-based people. Many are of the opinion that you just take whatever it is to the Lord in prayer.

Images & Illustrations of flaw

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Translations for flaw

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  • عيبArabic
  • недостатък, повреждам се, пукнатина, шквал, пуквам, цепнатина, разцепвам, дефектBulgarian
  • vadaCzech
  • Makel, Fehler, WindböGerman
  • imperfección, desperfecto, fallaSpanish
  • vika, virheFinnish
  • faille, fissure, tumulte, défaut, bourrasqueFrench
  • արատArmenian
  • difetto, cricca, errore, crepa, fessuraItalian
  • wadaPolish
  • falha, erro, defeitoPortuguese
  • поврежда́ть, по́ртить, изъя́н, брак, недоста́ток, поврежда́ться, поро́к, тре́щина, шквал, повреди́ться, повреди́ть, щель, [[поры́в]] [[ветр, испо́ртить, дефе́ктRussian
  • vada, prasklina, chyba, závada, škáraSlovak
  • pomanjkljivost, razpoka, napakaSlovene
  • kusur, çizik, çatlak, hataTurkish

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