What is fail?

  • (verb): Be unable.
    Example: "I fail to understand your motives"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fail:

James M. Fail - Philanthropy and Community Involvement
... Fail has served as a Director of the Beneficial Mortgage Company, a member of the Economic Club of New York and a founder of its Centennial Society, and a Director of the Phoenix ... In 1997 he established The Patsy and Jim Fail Scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College for "any worthy and deserving student" ... In 2007 Fail donated $200,000 to the Mobile Symphony, endowing its principal cello chair in memory of his wife ...
Copycats - Games - Physical Challenges
... If they fail, the other team get 25 points ... If they fail, the other team get 25 points ... If they fail, the other team get 25 points ...
James M. Fail
... Fail (March 28, 1926 – February 26, 2010) is an American financial executive, the chairman of Stone Holdings, Inc ... In the following decades, Fail and his holding companies have owned and operated a variety of investment, mortgage, banking, savings and loan, and insurance ... Fail was thrust into public attention in 1990, when the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommitee held hearings scrutinizing his business activities, in particular his acquisition of a federally funded thrift ...
School Leaving Certificate (Nepal) - Results
... Division - 45% to 59.99% Third Division - 32% to 44.99% Fail-Below 32% Despite such a low percentage requirement to pass the examination, many ... Even though if one fail to get above 40 marks in each subject, they are declared to fail the exam.The result of the SLC is very important to an individual student, since students with high percentage are ...
Southeast Bulloch High School - Testing Results
... Arts-Pass Plus 55%, pass 36%, fail 10% Mathematics-Pass Plus 53%, pass 40%, fail 7% Social StudiesPass Plus 42%, pass 45%, fail 14% Science-Pass Plus 51%, pass ...

More definitions of "fail":

  • (verb): Get worse.
    Example: "Her health is declining"
  • (verb): Be unsuccessful.
    Example: "Where do today's public schools fail?"
    Synonyms: go wrong, miscarry
  • (verb): Become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close.
    Example: "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year"
  • (verb): Judge unacceptable.
    Example: "The teacher failed six students"
  • (verb): Fall short in what is expected.
    Example: "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
  • (verb): Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.
    Synonyms: betray
  • (verb): Fail to get a passing grade.
    Example: "Did I fail the test?"
    Synonyms: flunk, bomb, flush it
  • (verb): Fail to do something; leave something undone.
    Synonyms: neglect

Famous quotes containing the word fail:

    Love, my fate got luckily,
    Teaches with no telling
    That the phoenix’ bid for heaven and the desire after
    Death in the carved nunnery
    Both shall fail if I bow not to your blessing....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    There is a mortifying experience in particular, which does not fail to wreak itself also in the general history; I mean “the foolish face of praise,” the forced smile which we put on in company where we do not feel at ease, in answer to conversation which does not interest us. The muscles, not spontaneously moved but moved, by a low usurping wilfulness, grow tight about the outline of the face, with the most disagreeable sensation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not on its growth and development. The error of Louis XIV was that he thought human nature would always be the same. The result of his error was the French Revolution. It was an admirable result.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)