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KK Pronunciation

〔 fɒlt 〕


〔 fɒːlt 〕

Overview of noun fault

The noun fault has 7 senses

  • mistake, error, fault -- (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults")

  • defect, fault, flaw -- (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")

  • demerit, fault -- (the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did")

  • fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break -- ((geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust")

  • fault -- ((electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it")

  • fault -- (responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault")

  • fault -- ((sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults")

Overview of verb fault

The verb fault has 1 sense

  • blame, fault -- (put or pin the blame on)