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We found 47 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word fail:
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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. fail: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. fail: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. fail: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. fail, fail: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. fail: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. fail, fail: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Fail, fail: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. fail: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Fail, fail: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. fail: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. fail: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. fail: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. fail: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. fail: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. fail: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. fail: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. fail: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Fail (Internet meme), Fail (disambiguation), Fail: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Fail: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. fail: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. fail: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. fail: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. fail: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. fail: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. fail: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. fail: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. Fail, fail: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. fail: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. fail: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. Fail: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. fail: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. fail: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  4. fail: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  5. Fail: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  6. Fail: Investopedia [home, info]
  7. fail: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  8. fail: Financial dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Fail: Technopedia [home, info]
  2. fail: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. fail: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. FAIL: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Fail: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  3. fail: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. F.A.I.L, FAIL: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. fail: SeaTalk Dictionary of English Nautical Language [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (fail)

verb:  become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close ("A number of banks failed that year")
verb:  fall short in what is expected ("She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law")
verb:  fail to get a passing grade ("She studied hard but failed nevertheless")
verb:  judge unacceptable ("The teacher failed six students")
verb:  be unsuccessful ("Where do today's public schools fail?")
verb:  fail to do something; leave something undone ("She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib")
verb:  be unable ("I fail to understand your motives")
verb:  stop operating or functioning ("The engine failed on the way to town")
verb:  prove insufficient ("The water supply for the town failed after a long drought")
verb:  get worse
verb:  disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake ("His sense of smell failed him this time")
name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #20916)

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