|n.||1.||Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; |
|2.||Omission; nonperformance; |
|3.||Want of success; the state of having failed.|
|4.||Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; |
|5.||A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; |
|6.||A failing; a slight fault.|
|Noun||1.||failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"|
|2.||failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"|
success - an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for Republicans"
|3.||failure - lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"|
success - a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
|4.||failure - a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently|
|5.||failure - an unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"|
|6.||failure - inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"|
|7.||failure - loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure"|
|failure - The inability of a system or system component to perform a required function within specified limits. A failure may be produced when a fault is encountered.|