(noun, verb)


1. an imperfection in a bodily system

- visual defects

- this device permits detection of defects in the lungs

Definition categories: state, imperfection, imperfectness

2. a failing or deficiency

- that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

Similar word(s): shortcoming

Definition categories: attribute, disadvantage

3. an imperfection in an object or machine

- if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Similar word(s): fault, flaw

Definition categories: state, imperfection, imperfectness

4. a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Similar word(s): blemish, mar

Definition categories: attribute, appearance

Sentences with defect as a noun:

- a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment


1. desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

Similar word(s): desert

Definition categories: social, flee, fly