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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flaw /ˈflɔ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flaw n.
 1. A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase.
 This heart
 Shall break into a hundered thousand flaws.   --Shak.
 2. A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute.
    Has not this also its flaws and its dark side?   --South.
 3. A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel. [Obs.]
 And deluges of armies from the town
 Came pouring in; I heard the mighty flaw.   --Dryden.
 4. A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.
    Snow, and hail, and stormy gust and flaw.   --Milton.
    Like flaws in summer laying lusty corn.   --Tennyson.
 Syn: -- Blemish; fault; imperfection; spot; speck.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flaw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flawed p. pr. & vb. n. Flawing.]
 1. To crack; to make flaws in.
    The brazen caldrons with the frosts are flawed.   --Dryden.
 2. To break; to violate; to make of no effect. [Obs.]
    France hath flawed the league.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any
           defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
           [syn: defect, fault]
      2: defect or weakness in a person's character; "he had his
         flaws, but he was great nonetheless"
      v : add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective [syn: