noun defect; want; lack; default.
2. fault ·noun a lost scent; act of losing the scent.
3. fault ·noun a dislocation of the strata of the vein.
4. fault ·noun failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
5. fault ·vi to err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
6. fault ·noun anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
7. fault ·noun in coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, ·etc.
8. fault ·vt to charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
9. fault ·noun a moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
10. fault ·add. ·noun a dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.
11. fault ·vt to interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture;
chiefly used in the ·p.p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.
12. fault ·add. ·noun a defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit.