HyperDic: fault

English > 8 senses of the word fault:
NOUNactfault, mistake, errora wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
statefault, defect, flawan imperfection in an object or machine
attributefault, demeritthe quality of being inadequate / inadequate or falling ... / falling short of perfection / perfection
objectfault, 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
eventfault(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
attributefaultresponsibility for a bad situation or event
actfault(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
VERBcommunicationfault, blameput or pin the blame on
fault > pronunciation
Soundsfao'lt
Rhymesasphalt ... vault: 13 rhymes with aolt...
English > fault: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.
Example "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
Synonymsmistake, error
Narrowerballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-upSomething badly botched or muddled
blot, smear, smirch, spot, stainAn act that brings discredit to the person who does it
blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-booAn embarrassing mistake
confusion, mix-upA mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
distortionThe mistake of misrepresenting the facts
incursionThe mistake of incurring liability or blame
miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimationA mistake in calculating / calculating
offside(sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
omission, skipA mistake resulting from neglect
oversight, lapseA mistake resulting from inattention
revoke, renegeThe mistake of not following suit when able to do so
slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxisA minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech / speech / speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecilityA stupid mistake
Broadernonaccomplishment, nonachievementAn act that does not achieve its intended goal
Spanishequivocación, error, fallo, falta, yerro
Catalanequivocació, error, falla, falta
Adjectivesfaultycharacterized by errors
Verbsfaultput or pin the blame on
English > fault: 8 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn imperfection in an object or machine.
Synonymsdefect, flaw
NarrowerblisterA flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
bug, glitchA fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
holeA fault
Broaderimperfection, imperfectnessThe state or an instance of being imperfect
Spanishdefecto, deficiencia, desperfecto, fallo, imperfección, tacha, tara
Catalandefecte, deficiència, error, fallada, imperfecció, tara
Adjectivesfaultyhaving a defect
English > fault: 8 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being inadequate / inadequate or falling ... / falling short of perfection / perfection.
Example "he knew his own faults much better than she did"
Synonymdemerit
BroaderworthThe quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
Oppositemerit, virtueAny admirable quality or attribute
Spanishdemérito
Catalandemèrit
English > fault: 8 senses > noun 4, object
Meaning(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other.
Examples
  • "they built it right over a geological fault"
  • "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
Synonymsfaulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
InstancesDenali FaultA major open geological fault in Alaska
San Andreas FaultA major geological fault in California
Partsfault line(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
Narrowerinclined faultA geological fault in which one side is above the other
strike-slip faultA geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
Broadercrack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissureA long narrow opening
Spanishfalla, fisura, fractura
Catalanfalla, fractura
English > fault: 8 senses > noun 5, event
Meaning(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.).
Example"it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
CategoryelectronicsThe branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Broaderbreakdown, equipment failureA cessation of normal operation
English > fault: 8 senses > noun 6, attribute
Meaningresponsibility for a bad situation or event.
Example"it was John's fault"
Broaderresponsibility, responsiblenessA form of trustworthiness
Catalanculpa
Verbsfaultput or pin the blame on
English > fault: 8 senses > noun 7, act
Meaning(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area).
Example"he served too many double faults"
CategorybadmintonA game / game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
squash, squash racquets, squash racketsA game / game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
tennis, lawn tennisA game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
Narrowerdouble fault(tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
footfaultA fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline
Broaderserve, service(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
Spanishfalta
Catalanfalta
English > fault: 8 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningput or pin the blame on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymblame
Broadercharge, accuseblame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Oppositeabsolve, freelet off the hook
Spanishculpar
Catalanculpar, faltar, mancar
Nounsfaulta wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
faultresponsibility for a bad situation or event

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