Dictionary Results for fault


1. fault - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): mistake, error

Hypernym(s): nonaccomplishment, nonachievement




2. fault - 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"

Synonym(s): defect, flaw

Hypernym(s): imperfection, imperfectness




3. fault - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): demerit

Hypernym(s): worth




4. fault - noun

· (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"

Synonym(s): faulting, geological_fault, shift, fracture, break

Hypernym(s): crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure




5. fault - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): breakdown, equipment_failure




6. fault - noun

· responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault"

Hypernym(s): responsibility, responsibleness




7. fault - noun

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

Hypernym(s): serve, service




8. fault - verb

· put or pin the blame on

Synonym(s): blame

Hypernym(s): charge, accuse





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