Definition: To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in
any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in
the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply;
to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail.
Definition: To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be
deficient or unprovided; -- used with of.
Definition: To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay;
Definition: To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources,
etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails.
Definition: To perish; to die; -- used of a person.
Definition: To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to
be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill
Definition: To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired ;
to be baffled or frusrated.
Definition: To err in judgment; to be mistaken.
Definition: 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.
Definition: To be wanting to ; to be insufficient for; to disappoint;
Definition: To miss of attaining; to lose.
Definition: Miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly
superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail.
Definition: Death; decease.