[ noun ] a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
Used in print(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
And the fault , of_course , was Rameau 's .
The fault was Rameau 's and that of the whole culture of this Parisian age .
[ noun ] an imperfection in a device or machine
"if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
After the coach listed all the boy 's faults , Hartweger said , `` Coach before I leave here , you 'll get to like me '' .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
Look at the physical features of the land to determine how desirable it is for use , what can be done to correct the faults , and what it will cost to make the area meet your needs in_comparison_to other sites .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Whatever their faults , they are not hypocrites .(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
She was a living doll and no mistake - the blue-black bang , the wide cheekbones , olive flushed , that betrayed the Cherokee strain in her Midwestern lineage , and the mouth whose only fault , in the novelist 's carping phrase , was that the lower lip was a_trifle too voluptuous .
[ noun ] (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
"they built it right over a geological fault"