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Fault meaning

fault - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( sports) a serve that is illegal ( e. g., that lands outside the prescribed area); " he served too many double faults"
  2. 2. Defect; want; lack; default.
  3. 3. Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
  4. 4. A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
  5. 5. A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
  6. 6. In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.
  7. 7. A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
  8. 8. Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
  9. 9. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
  10. 10. To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
  11. 11. A defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit.
  12. 12. A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.
  13. 13. To interrupt the continuity of ( rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; - chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.
  14. 14. Failing; error; defect; slight offence.

fault - examples of usage

  1. That wasn't Grant's fault. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. It's my fault, too. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. How could one find fault with it? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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