English noun: fault
|1.||fault (act) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention|
|Samples||He made a bad mistake.|
She was quick to point out my errors.
I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults.
|Broader (hypernym)||nonaccomplishment, nonachievement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||balls-up, ballup, betise, bloomer, blooper, blot, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, cockup, confusion, distortion, flub, folly, foolishness, foul-up, fuckup, imbecility, incursion, lapse, mess-up, miscalculation, miscue, misestimation, misreckoning, mix-up, offside, omission, oversight, parapraxis, pratfall, renege, revoke, skip, slip, slip-up, smear, smirch, spot, stain, stupidity|
|2.||fault (state) an imperfection in an object or machine|
|Samples||A flaw caused the crystal to shatter.|
If there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer.
|Broader (hypernym)||imperfection, imperfectness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blister, bug, glitch, hole|
|3.||fault (attribute) the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection|
|Samples||They discussed the merits and demerits of her novel.|
He knew his own faults much better than she did.
|4.||fault (object) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other|
|Samples||They built it right over a geological fault.|
He studied the faulting of the earth's crust.
|Synonyms||break, faulting, fracture, geological fault, shift|
|Broader (hypernym)||cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||inclined fault, strike-slip fault|
|Instance hyponym||Denali Fault, San Andreas Fault|
|Part holonym||fault line|
|5.||fault (event) (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)|
|Samples||It took much longer to find the fault than to fix it.|
|Broader (hypernym)||breakdown, equipment failure|
|6.||fault (attribute) responsibility for a bad situation or event|
|Samples||It was John's fault.|
|Broader (hypernym)||responsibility, responsibleness|
|7.||fault (act) (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)|
|Samples||He served too many double faults.|
|Broader (hypernym)||serve, service|
|Narrower (hyponym)||double fault, footfault|
|Domain category||badminton, lawn tennis, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, tennis|
English verb: fault
|1.||fault (communication) put or pin the blame on|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something
|Broader (hypernym)||accuse, charge|
|Antonyms||absolve, justify, free|