What does fraud mean?

Definitions for fraud
frɔdfraud

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraudnoun

    intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playernoun

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  3. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-onnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. fraudnoun

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

  2. fraudnoun

    The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.

  3. fraudnoun

    A person who performs any such trick.

  4. fraudverb

    To defraud

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRAUDnoun

    Deceit; cheat; trick; artifice; subtility; stratagem.

    Etymology: fraus, Latin; fraude, Fr.

    None need the frauds of sly Ulysses fear. John Dryden, Æn.

    If success a lover’s toil attends,
    Who asks if force or fraud obtain’d his ends. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fraudnoun

    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. Fraudnoun

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

  3. Fraudnoun

    a trap or snare

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fraud

    frawd, n. deceit: imposture: (Milt.) a snare: a deceptive trick: (coll.) a cheat: a fraudulent production.—adj. Fraud′ful, deceptive.—adv. Fraud′fully.—ns. Fraud′ulence, Fraud′ulency.—adj. Fraud′ulent, using fraud: dishonest.—adv. Fraud′ulently.—Fraudulent bankruptcy, a bankruptcy in which the insolvent is accessory, by concealment or otherwise, to the diminution of the funds divisible among his creditors.—Pious fraud, a deception practised with a good end in view: (coll.) a religious humbug. [O. Fr.,—L. fraus, fraudis, fraud.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fraud

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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fraud

    See Appendix, Articles of War, 60.

Mythology

  1. Fraud

    one of the evil deities, was represented as a goddess with a human face and a serpent’s body, and at the end of her tail was a scorpion’s sting. She lived in the river Cocytus, and nothing but her head was ever seen.

Matched Categories

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

How to pronounce fraud?

How to say fraud in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraud in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fraud in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Britt:

    The absentee ballot fraud that occurred in the 9th Congressional District effectively disenfranchised voters in that district, north Carolina voters should be confident that state officials will continue to be vigilant and pursue any individuals or organizations that attempt to undermine our elections. Democracy is best served by holding those who attempt to thwart North Carolina accountable.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Do I think there's a difference between getting a city budget passed in South Bend -- smaller than the city of Manchester ? Or getting three Republicans to vote for a $ 900 billion recovery act, that saved us and generated less than 1 % waste for fraud ? Yeah, I do.

  3. Mike Lonergan:

    While this is encouraging news, Gov. Martinez still sides with an overwhelming majority of New Mexicans who believe we must repeal the dangerous law of giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, which has turned our state into a magnet for criminal activity, these people enter the country illegally then obtain a driver’s license through fraud and lies.

  4. Craig Catlin:

    Fraud's better than drugs on the street.

  5. Daniel Perez:

    The more resources we have to attack the bad people, the bad actors who are committing fraud, the better for the state of Florida, the more the merrier.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

fraud#1#4480#10000

Translations for fraud

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تزويرArabic
  • измами, измамник, измама, мошеникBulgarian
  • frauCatalan, Valencian
  • podvodCzech
  • Betrug, Betrügerin, BetrügerGerman
  • απάτη, απατεώναςGreek
  • fraudo, trompoEsperanto
  • fraudeSpanish
  • کلاهبردار, فریب, کلاهبرداری, آپارتی, شیادی, شیادPersian
  • vilppi, huijari, petosFinnish
  • svikFaroese
  • imposteur, charlatan, fraudeFrench
  • calaoisIrish
  • רמאותHebrew
  • csalás, szélhámosságHungarian
  • խարդախ, խաբեբայություն, սրիկա, նենգություն, խարդախություն, խաբեբաArmenian
  • fraudoIdo
  • baratteria, frodi, frodeItalian
  • 詐欺, 詐欺師Japanese
  • თაღლითობაGeorgian
  • hara tāwareMāori
  • bedrog, oplichterij, vervalser, fraudeur, oplichting, bedrieger, charlatan, oplichter, fraude, flessentrekkerijDutch
  • svindel, bedrageriNorwegian
  • wyłudzenie, oszust, oszustwoPolish
  • logro, fraudador, falcatrua, falsidade ideológica, fraudePortuguese
  • мошенник, мошенничество, афера, шулерство, аферист, шулер, жульничество, жуликRussian
  • bedragare, förfalskning, bedrägeriSwedish
  • ghashi, sakataSwahili
  • dolandırıcılıkTurkish

Get even more translations for fraud »

Translation

Find a translation for the fraud definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

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:


Discuss these fraud definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

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

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fraud." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 16 Aug. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fraud>.

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

    Image or illustration of

    fraud

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    • A. flub
    • B. suffuse
    • C. abrade
    • D. fluster

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fraud: