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fall - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fall

Definition
(noun) the season when the leaves fall from the trees
Synonyms : autumn
Example Sentence
  • in the fall of 1973

Definition
(noun) a sudden drop from an upright position
Synonyms : spill , tumble
Example Sentence
  • he had a nasty spill on the ice

Definition
(noun) the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
Example Sentence
  • women have been blamed ever since the Fall

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(noun) a downward slope or bend
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(noun) a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
Example Sentence
  • a fall from virtue

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(noun) a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
Synonyms : downfall
Example Sentence
  • the fall of the House of Hapsburg

Definition
(noun) a movement downward
Example Sentence
  • the rise and fall of the tides

Definition
(noun) the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
Synonyms : capitulation , surrender
Example Sentence
  • they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

Definition
(noun) the time of day immediately following sunset
Example Sentence
  • he loved the twilight
  • they finished before the fall of night

Definition
(noun) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
Synonyms : pin

Definition
(noun) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
Synonyms : drop
Example Sentence
  • it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

Definition
(noun) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
Synonyms : dip , drop , free fall
Example Sentence
  • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
  • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
  • a dip in prices
  • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

Definition
(verb) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
Example Sentence
  • The branch fell from the tree
  • The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

Definition
(verb) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Synonyms : come down , descend , go down
Example Sentence
  • The temperature is going down
  • The barometer is falling
  • The curtain fell on the diva
  • Her hand went up and then fell again

Definition
(verb) pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Example Sentence
  • fall into a trap
  • She fell ill
  • They fell out of favor
  • Fall in love
  • fall asleep
  • fall prey to an imposter
  • fall into a strange way of thinking
  • she fell to pieces after she lost her work

Definition
(verb) come under, be classified or included
Synonyms : come
Example Sentence
  • fall into a category
  • This comes under a new heading

Definition
(verb) fall from clouds
Synonyms : come down , precipitate
Example Sentence
  • rain, snow and sleet were falling
  • Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Definition
(verb) suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
Example Sentence
  • We must stand or fall
  • fall by the wayside

Definition
(verb) die, as in battle or in a hunt
Example Sentence
  • Many soldiers fell at Verdun
  • Several deer have fallen to the same gun
  • The shooting victim fell dead

Definition
(verb) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
Synonyms : shine , strike
Example Sentence
  • Light fell on her face
  • The sun shone on the fields
  • The light struck the golden necklace
  • A strange sound struck my ears

Definition
(verb) be captured
Example Sentence
  • The cities fell to the enemy

Definition
(verb) occur at a specified time or place
Example Sentence
  • Christmas falls on a Monday this year
  • The accent falls on the first syllable

Definition
(verb) decrease in size, extent, or range
Synonyms : decrease , diminish , lessen
Example Sentence
  • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
  • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
  • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
  • his voice fell to a whisper

Definition
(verb) yield to temptation or sin
Example Sentence
  • Adam and Eve fell

Definition
(verb) lose office or power
Example Sentence
  • The government fell overnight
  • The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen

Definition
(verb) to be given by assignment or distribution
Example Sentence
  • The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team
  • The onus fell on us
  • The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student

Definition
(verb) move in a specified direction
Example Sentence
  • The line of men fall forward

Definition
(verb) be due
Example Sentence
  • payments fall on the 1st of the month

Definition
(verb) lose one's chastity
Example Sentence
  • a fallen woman

Definition
(verb) to be given by right or inheritance
Example Sentence
  • The estate fell to the oldest daughter

Definition
(verb) come into the possession of
Synonyms : accrue
Example Sentence
  • The house accrued to the oldest son

Definition
(verb) fall to somebody by assignment or lot
Synonyms : light
Example Sentence
  • The task fell to me
  • It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims

Definition
(verb) be inherited by
Synonyms : devolve , pass , return
Example Sentence
  • The estate fell to my sister
  • The land returned to the family
  • The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

Definition
(verb) slope downward
Example Sentence
  • The hills around here fall towards the ocean

Definition
(verb) lose an upright position suddenly
Synonyms : fall down
Example Sentence
  • The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
  • Her hair fell across her forehead

Definition
(verb) drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
Example Sentence
  • She fell back in her chair
  • He fell to his knees

Definition
(verb) fall or flow in a certain way
Synonyms : flow , hang
Example Sentence
  • This dress hangs well
  • Her long black hair flowed down her back

Definition
(verb) assume a disappointed or sad expression
Example Sentence
  • Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
  • his crest fell

Definition
(verb) be cast down
Example Sentence
  • his eyes fell

Definition
(verb) come out; issue
Example Sentence
  • silly phrases fell from her mouth

Definition
(verb) be born, used chiefly of lambs
Example Sentence
  • The lambs fell in the afternoon

Definition
(verb) begin vigorously
Example Sentence
  • The prisoners fell to work right away

Definition
(verb) go as if by falling
Example Sentence
  • Grief fell from our hearts

Definition
(verb) come as if by falling
Synonyms : descend , settle
Example Sentence
  • Night fell
  • Silence fell

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