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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /feɪl/ * Rhymes: -eɪl

  • IPA(key): /feɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _failen_, from Anglo-Norman _faillir_, from Vulgar Latin _*fallire_, alteration of Latin _fallere_ (“to deceive, disappoint”), from Proto-Indo-European _*bʰāl-_ (“to lie, deceive”). Compare Dutch _feilen_, _falen_ (“to fail, miss”), German _fehlen_ (“to fail, miss, lack”), Danish _feile_ (“to fail, err”), Swedish _fela_ (“to fail, be wanting, do wrong”), Icelandic _feila_ (“to fail”). VERB FAIL (_third-person singular simple present_ FAILS, _present participle_ FAILING, _simple past and past participle_ FAILED) * (intransitive) To be unsuccessful. _Throughout my life, I have always FAILED._ * (transitive) Not to achieve a particular stated goal. (Usage note: The direct object of this word is usually an infinitive.) _The truck FAILED to start._ * (transitive) To neglect. _The report FAILS to take into account all the mitigating factors._ * (intransitive, of a machine, etc.) To cease to operate correctly. _After running five minutes, the engine FAILED._ * (transitive) To be wanting to, to be insufficient for, to disappoint, to desert. * Bible, 1 Kings ii. 4 There shall not FAIL thee a man on the throne. * 1843, Thomas Carlyle, _Past and Present_, book 3, ch. II, _Gospel of Mammonism_ A poor Irish Widow […] went forth with her three children, bare of all resource, to solicit help from the Charitable Establishments of that City. At this Charitable Establishment and then at that she was refused; referred from one to the other, helped by none; — till she had exhausted them all; till her strength and heart FAILED her: she sank down in typhus-fever […] * (intransitive) To receive one or more non-passing grades in academic pursuits. _I FAILED in English last year._ * (transitive) To give a student a non-passing grade in an academic endeavour. _The professor FAILED me because I did not complete any of the course assignments._ * (transitive, obsolete) To miss attaining; to lose. * (Can we date this quote?) Milton though that seat of earthly bliss be FAILED * To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence. _The crops FAILED last year._ * Bible, Job xiv. 11 as the waters FAIL from the sea * (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare Till Lionel's issue FAILS, his should not reign. * (archaic) To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; used with _of_. * (Can we date this quote?) Berke If ever they FAIL of beauty, this failure is not be attributed to their size. * (archaic) To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink. * (Can we date this quote?) Milton When earnestly they seek / Such proof, conclude they then begin to FAIL. * (archaic) To deteriorate in respect to vigour, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker. _A sick man FAILS._ * (obsolete) To perish; to die; used of a person. * (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare had the king in his last sickness FAILED * (obsolete) To err in judgment; to be mistaken. * (Can we date this quote?) Milton Which ofttimes may succeed, so as perhaps / Shall grieve him, if I FAIL not. * To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent. USAGE NOTES * This is a catenative verb which takes the _to infinitive_. See Appendix:English catenative verbs SYNONYMS * (to be unsuccessful): fall on one's face ANTONYMS * (to be unsuccessful): succeed DERIVED TERMS * failure * fail-safe TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English failen, from Anglo-Norman faillir, from Vulgar Latin *fallire, alteration of Latin fallere (to deceive, disappoint), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰāl- (to lie, deceive). Compare Dutch feilen, falen (to fail, miss), German fehlen (to fail, miss, lack), Danish feile (to fail, err), Swedish fela (to fail, be wanting, do wrong), Icelandic feila (to fail).

Verb

fail (third-person singular simple present fails, present participle failing, simple past and past participle failed)

  1. (intransitive) To be unsuccessful.
    Throughout my life, I have always failed.
  2. (transitive) Not to achieve a particular stated goal. (Usage note: The direct object of this word is usually an infinitive.)
    The truck failed to start.
  3. (transitive) To neglect.
    The report fails to take into account all the mitigating factors.
  4. (intransitive, of a machine, etc.) To cease to operate correctly.
    After running five minutes, the engine failed.
  5. (transitive) To be wanting to, to be insufficient for, to disappoint, to desert.
  6. (intransitive) To receive one or more non-passing grades in academic pursuits.
    I failed in English last year.
  7. (transitive) To give a student a non-passing grade in an academic endeavour.
    The professor failed me because I did not complete any of the course assignments.
  8. (transitive, obsolete) To miss attaining; to lose.
  9. To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence.
    The crops failed last year.
  10. (archaic) To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; used with of.
  11. (archaic) To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink.
  12. (archaic) To deteriorate in respect to vigour, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker.
    A sick man fails.
  13. (obsolete) To perish; to die; used of a person.
  14. (obsolete) To err in judgment; to be mistaken.
  15. To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent.
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

FAIL (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ FAILS) * (uncountable) (slang) Poor quality; substandard workmanship. _The project was full of FAIL._ * (slang) A failure (condition of being unsuccessful) * (slang, US) A failure (something incapable of success) * A failure, especially of a financial transaction (a termination of an action). * A failing grade in an academic examination. ADJECTIVE FAIL (_comparative_ MORE FAIL, _superlative_ MOST FAIL) * (slang, US) That is a failure.

fail (countable and uncountable, plural fails)

  1. (uncountable) (slang) Poor quality; substandard workmanship.
    The project was full of fail.
  2. (slang) A failure (condition of being unsuccessful)
  3. (slang, US) A failure (something incapable of success)
  4. A failure, especially of a financial transaction (a termination of an action).
  5. A failing grade in an academic examination.

Adjective

fail (comparative more fail, superlative most fail)

  1. (slang, US) That is a failure.

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English - Etymology 2

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* feal NOUN FAIL (_plural_ FAILS) * A piece of turf cut from grassland. DERIVED TERMS * fail and divot

Noun

fail (plural fails)

  1. A piece of turf cut from grassland.
Derived terms

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* fail in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * fail in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * fail at _OneLook Dictionary Search_

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* alif, fila

Que a categoria em IRISH - PRONUNCIATION
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Irish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [f

Que a categoria em IRISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Irish - Etymology

From Old Irish _foil_, from Proto-Celtic _*vali-_, from Proto-Indo-European _*wel-_. Cognates include Ancient Greek _ἕλιξ_ (héliks, “something twisted”).

From Old Irish foil, from Proto-Celtic *vali-, from Proto-Indo-European *wel-. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἕλιξ (héliks, something twisted).

Que a categoria em IRISH - NOUN
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Irish - Noun

FAIL

fail

Que a categoria em MALAY - ETYMOLOGY
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Malay - Etymology

From English _file_.

From English file.

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Malay - Noun

FAIL (_plural_ FAIL-FAIL) * file (collection of papers) * information or a document about someone, something etc. * (computing) file (aggregation of data on a storage device) DERIVED TERMS * pemfailan (the process of filing) * berfail-fail (a lot of files)

fail (plural fail-fail)

  1. file (collection of papers)
  2. information or a document about someone, something etc.
  3. (computing) file (aggregation of data on a storage device)

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Malay - Verb

FAIL (_used in the form_ MEMFAILKAN) * file (commit papers) * file (to archive) * (computing) file (store computer data) * (with untuk) file (make a formal request)

fail (used in the form memfailkan)

  1. file (commit papers)
  2. file (to archive)
  3. (computing) file (store computer data)
  4. (with untuk) file (make a formal request)

Que a categoria em OLD IRISH - VERB
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Old Irish - Verb

FAIL * alternative form of _fil_

fail

  1. alternative form of fil


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