1: To not achieve one's goals.
2: To recieve a grade of less than 60/100 on a test.
3: A word which has become an instant giveaway for stupid teenage fucks who think they are clever because they say things like "EPIC FAIL" or "YOU FAIL". Originally, these and other stupid phrases incorporating the word "fail" were given birth within internet cesspots such as 4chan, but they have rapidly found acceptance among the adolescent population as the new, cool thing to say.
It is likely to become another pseudo-intellectual word popularized by the internet- further examples including words such as existentialism.
1: I wanted to fuck her in the ass, but even after I said that she'd do it if she really loved me, she said no. I failed.

2: At the DMV I scored a 15/100 on the Alcohol and Substance Abuse test. Suffice to say, I failed.

3: "You've never seen Donnie Darko? YOU FAIL."
"You don't like Napolean Dynamite? YOU FAIL."
"You think My Chemical Romance sucks the fucking sack?
YOU FAIL."
"My mom made me clean my room? FAIL."
"Eat my brocolli and carrots? I DON'T WANT TO. YOU AND
MOM ARE MADE OF FAIL."
by LicensesToStone November 18, 2007
A word that has become just as overused as the word "random." It originally meant "lack of success" but over-use of the term has caused it to loose meaning.
Stop using the word "fail"! It's not cool, it's not funny, and it's not original.
by perry hamilton February 09, 2010
A common term these days used by people in humourous, blunderous or stupid situations. It is commonly used online in a comical way especially on websites such as this and You-Tube and MSN conversations.
When a 16 year old gets owned by his mother in front of a supermarket - You say "Fail" at the 14 year old

Patrick Star lecturing Spongebob Squarepants on the concept of "fail": "I fail. You fail. He- she- me... fail. Fail; Failing; (We'll have thee fail; Failrama); Failology; the study of Fail. It's first grade Spongebob."

YouTube: "Fail-Blog ... .org!!"

Mr A: "I like guys u knw"
Mr A: "OMG WRONG CHAT"
Mr B: "LOLO!!!! ~~~ Fail"
by Lelouchvi September 09, 2009
The act of doing something so awful you must never show your face again and God cries in pity for your soul.

The term can be expressed (written) two ways:

fail & Fail

The lowercase form expresses a smaller fail that no one will remember for longer than a week. Consider yourself lucky if you are simply charged with a "fail" crime.

The uppercase form of the word means that you have disgraced the human race and shall never be given respect again in your life, nor after that when you have gone to Hell either.
fail:

I failed when I lost that staring contest.

Fail:

Your mom Failed in bed last night.
by celza January 30, 2011
What people tend to do when engaging in online chatrooms by not giving themselves the ability to hit the backspace button to correct epic typos.
Person 1: <# i luvv youu!!1
...
fail
Person 2: hahaa you fail!
by N@y March 28, 2011
to completely suck at something
e.g. any student with a fail name such Jason Dusty
getting 3/120 in a maths tested
by Jason Dusty September 13, 2010
adjective
1)a: describing any noun or event as having failed; b: the state of being a failure.

2)An internet meme that has become more commonplace in "RL" amongst those of the video game/internet culture.

The use of fail and its amusement are derived from video games out of the common "game over" screens or "mission failure" notifications. Often this is used in redundancy to create a sense of irony: Fail ____ is fail: in which case any noun is thus being identified by the adjective and described by it.
-"God that tank in VOA sucked ass..."
-"Fail DK is fail!"
by sleepingwraith March 11, 2010
Inviting 150 people to a party and only 2 people turning up, this leads to the two attendees having rough anal sex all night long.
Joe " i cannot believe it was just me and Rob at the party last night"
Lewis "haha, your gay. fail!'
by Jew talking to me August 20, 2010
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