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  • 1 fail — vi 1: to be or become inadequate or unsuccessful esp. in fulfilling certain formal requirements even though one or more terms are left open a contract for sale does not fail for indefiniteness Uniform Commercial Code 2: to become bankrupt or… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Fail — (f[=a]l) v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Failed} (f[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Failing}.] [F. failir, fr. L. fallere, falsum, to deceive, akin to E. fall. See {Fail}, and cf. {Fallacy}, {False}, {Fault}.] 1. To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Fail — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fail Freguesia de Portugal …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 4 fail — fail·ing·ly; fail; fail·ure; jeo·fail; un·fail·ing; un·fail·ing·ly; un·fail·ing·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 5 Fail — Fail, n. [OF. faille, from failir. See {Fail}, v. i.] 1. Miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; mostly superseded by {failure} or {failing}, except in the phrase without fail. His highness fail of issue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Death; decease.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 fail — [fāl] vi. [ME failen < OFr faillir, to fail, miss < L fallere, to deceive, disappoint < IE base * ĝhwel , to bend, deviate > Sans hválati, (he) loses the way, errs, Gr phēloein, to deceive] 1. to be lacking or insufficient; fall short …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 FAIL (N. du) — FAIL NOËL DU, seigneur de La Hérissaye (1520 1591) Magistrat breton, conseiller au parlement de Bretagne après des études qui lui ont fait faire un traditionnel tour de France des universités: Poitiers, Angers, Bourges et Avignon. Après avoir… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 8 Fail — Fail, v. t. 1. To be wanting to; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert. [1913 Webster] There shall not fail thee a man on the throne. 1 Kings ii. 4. [1913 Webster] 2. To miss of attaining; to lose. [R.] [1913 Webster] Though that seat… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 fail — early 13c., from O.Fr. falir (11c., Mod.Fr. faillir) be lacking, miss, not succeed, from V.L. *fallire, from L. fallere to trip, cause to fall; figuratively to deceive, trick, dupe, cheat, elude; fail, be lacking or defective. Related: Failed;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 fail — [v1] be unsuccessful abort, backslide, back wrong horse*, be defeated, be demoted, be found lacking*, be in vain*, be ruined, blunder, break down, come to naught, come to nothing, decline, deteriorate, fall, fall flat*, fall short*, fall through* …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 fail — ► VERB 1) be unsuccessful in an undertaking. 2) be unable to meet the standards set by (a test). 3) judge (a candidate in an examination or test) not to have passed. 4) neglect to do. 5) disappoint expectations: chaos has failed to materialize.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 fail of — To fall short of accomplishing (a purpose) • • • Main Entry: ↑fail …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 failȝe — obs. Sc. form of fail …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 fail to do — index omit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 fail — fā(ə)l vi 1) to weaken or lose strength <her health was failing> 2) to stop functioning <the patient s heart failed> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 fail — fail1 W1S2 [feıl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not succeed)¦ 2¦(not do something)¦ 3¦(exam/test)¦ 4 I fail to see/understand 5¦(company/business)¦ 6¦(machine/body part)¦ 7¦(health)¦ 8 never fail to do something 9 your courage/will/nerve fails (you) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 fail — fail1 [ feıl ] verb *** ▸ 1 be unsuccessful ▸ 2 not do something expected ▸ 3 not do well enough ▸ 4 no longer work/continue ▸ 5 lose quality/ability ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to be unsuccessful when you try to do something: Most people who… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 fail — I UK [feɪl] / US verb Word forms fail : present tense I/you/we/they fail he/she/it fails present participle failing past tense failed past participle failed *** 1) a) [intransitive] to be unsuccessful when you try to do something Most people who… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Fail — A trade is said to fail if on settlement date either the seller fails to deliver securities in proper form or the buyer fails to deliver funds in proper form. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * fail fail [feɪl] verb 1. [intransitive]… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 20 fail — The event of a securities purchase or sale transaction not settling as intended by the parties. American Banker Glossary A deal is said to fail if on the settlement date either the seller does not deliver securities in proper form or the buyer… …

    Financial and business terms