English dictionary definition of:



  • a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
  • (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
  • responsibility for a bad situation or event
  • the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
  • (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
  • (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  • an imperfection in an object or machine


  • put or pin the blame on


blame break defect demerit error faulting flaw fracture mistake shift

Spellzone course content

View spelling list au words and learn about the word fault in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 14. Spelling choices for /or/ sound: or, ore, au, aw + war.

Scrabble score for fault

Scrabble score = 8

generated at 17:21:18 on 18-11-19

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