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Definition of Fault

Fault

  1. Defect; want; lack; default.
  2. Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
  3. A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
  4. A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
  5. In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.
  6. A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
  7. Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
  8. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
  9. 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.
  10. To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
  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. A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.

Fault Quotations

Don't find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Henry Ford

Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. - Alexander Pope
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
Katharine Hepburn

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
Henry Anatole Grunwald
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Fault Translations

fault in Danish is skyld
fault in Dutch is schuld
fault in French is faute
fault in Italian is disturbo
fault in Latin is peccamen, vitium, culpa, macula, lapsus, erratum
fault in Norwegian is feil, skyld
fault in Portuguese is falha
fault in Spanish is culpa, defecto, fallo, perturbacion
fault in Swedish is bock, skuld
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