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3 definitions found
 for Failed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  failed \failed\ adj.
     unsuccessful. Opposite of successful.
  
     Syn: failing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fail \Fail\ (f[=a]l) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Failed (f[=a]ld); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Failing.] [F. failir, fr. L. fallere, falsum,
     to deceive, akin to E. fall. See Fail, and cf. Fallacy,
     False, Fault.]
     1. To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in
        any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be
        furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be
        altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams
        fail; crops fail.
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              As the waters fail from the sea.      --Job xiv. 11.
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              Till Lionel's issue fails, his should not reign.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be
        deficient or unprovided; -- used with of.
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              If ever they fail of beauty, this failure is not be
              attributed to their size.             --Berke.
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     3. To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay;
        to sink.
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              When earnestly they seek
              Such proof, conclude they then begin to fail.
                                                    --Milton.
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     4. To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources,
        etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails.
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     5. To perish; to die; -- used of a person. [Obs.]
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              Had the king in his last sickness failed. --Shak.
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     6. To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to
        be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not
        to fulfill expectation.
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              Take heed now that ye fail not to do this. --Ezra
                                                    iv. 22.
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              Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired;
        to be baffled or frusrated.
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              Our envious foe hath failed.          --Milton.
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     8. To err in judgment; to be mistaken.
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              Which ofttimes may succeed, so as perhaps
              Shall grieve him, if I fail not.      --Milton.
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     9. To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to
        be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business
        obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent; as, many
        credit unions failed in the late 1980's.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "failed":
     abortive, bankrupt, bootless, broke, broken, busted, destitute,
     failing, fruitless, futile, in receivership, ineffective,
     ineffectual, inefficacious, insolvent, lame, manque, miscarried,
     miscarrying, of no effect, on the rocks, ruined, stickit,
     stillborn, successless, unfortunate, unsuccessful, useless
  
  

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