The definition of a failure is the act of falling short of the goal or a person who hasn't achieved what they set out to.(noun)
An example of a failure is an aspiring actress hoping to make it in the movie industry and ending up with a waitressing career.
See failure in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < earlier failer < Anglo-Fr < OFr faillir: see fail
See failure in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of failer, default
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Old French faillir, to fail; see fail.
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