Failure
Failure Fail"ure, n. [From {Fail}.] 1. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops. [1913 Webster]

2. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise. [1913 Webster]

3. Want of success; the state of having failed. [1913 Webster]

4. Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight. [1913 Webster]

5. A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business. [1913 Webster]

6. A failing; a slight fault. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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