• A weakness of character; a failing.

    "For all her faults, she's a good person at heart."

  • (seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.
  • (electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
  • A mistake or error.

    "No!. This is my fault, not yours"

  • Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.

    "The fault lies with you."

  • (tennis) An illegal serve.
  • (hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
  • A defect; something that detracts from perfection.
  • A minor offense.
  • (mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.
  • (obsolete) want; lack


  • (transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
  • (intransitive, computing) To undergo a page fault.
  • (intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.
  • (intransitive, geology) To fracture.

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