Meaning of FAILURE in English


n.1 lack of success; failing.

2 an unsuccessful person, thing, or attempt.

3 non-performance, non-occurrence.

4 breaking down or ceasing to function (heart failure; engine failure).

5 running short of supply etc.

6 bankruptcy, collapse.

Etymology: earlier failer f. AF, OF faillir FAIL

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.