Meaning of FAILURE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ feɪljə(r) ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Failure is a lack of success in doing or achieving something, especially in relation to a particular activity.
This policy is doomed to failure...
Three attempts on the British 200-metre record also ended in failure.
...feelings of failure.
If something is a failure , it is not a success.
The marriage was a failure and they both wanted to be free of it...
His six-year transition programme has by no means been a complete failure.
If you say that someone is a failure , you mean that they have not succeeded in a particular activity, or that they are unsuccessful at everything they do.
Elgar received many honors and much acclaim and yet he often considered himself a failure...
Your failure to do a particular thing is the fact that you do not do it, even though you were expected to do it.
...their failure to get the product mix right.
N-UNCOUNT : N to-inf , oft poss N
If there is a failure of something, for example a machine or part of the body, it goes wrong and stops working or developing properly.
There were also several accidents mainly caused by engine failures on take-off...
He was being treated for kidney failure...
N-VAR : with supp , oft n N
If there is a failure of a business or bank, it is no longer able to continue operating. ( BUSINESS )
Business failures rose 16% last month.
N-VAR : with supp
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006