What is fail?

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

Some articles on fail:

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 ...
School Leaving Certificate (Nepal) - Results
45% to 59.99% Third Division - 32% to 44.99% Fail-Below 32% Despite such a low percentage requirement to pass the examination, many students (more than 50%), mostly students of governmental ... 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 ...
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 Symphony ... 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 ...
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 businesses throughout the U.S ... Fail was thrust into public attention in 1990, when the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommitee held hearings scrutinizing his business activities, in particular his ...
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 ...

More definitions of "fail":

  • (verb): Fail to get a passing grade.
    Example: "Did I fail the test?"
    Synonyms: flunk, bomb, flush it
  • (verb): Get worse.
    Example: "Her health is declining"
  • (verb): Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.
    Synonyms: betray
  • (verb): Fail to do something; leave something undone.
    Synonyms: neglect
  • (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): 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): Be unsuccessful.
    Example: "Where do today's public schools fail?"
    Synonyms: go wrong, miscarry
  • (verb): Judge unacceptable.
    Example: "The teacher failed six students"

Famous quotes containing the word fail:

    Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 31:6.

    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)

    It is true, there are the innocent pleasures of country life, and it is sometimes pleasant to make the earth yield her increase, and gather the fruits in their season; but the heroic spirit will not fail to dream of remoter retirements and more rugged paths. It will have its garden-plots and its parterres elsewhere than on the earth, and gather nuts and berries by the way for its subsistence, or orchard fruits with such heedlessness as berries.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)