Definition of Fall
1. Noun. The season when the leaves fall from the trees. "In the fall of 1973"
Terms within: Indian Summer, Saint Martin's Summer, Autumnal Equinox, Fall Equinox, September Equinox
Generic synonyms: Season, Time Of Year
Derivative terms: Autumnal
2. Verb. Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity. "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
Related verbs: Come Down, Precipitate
Derivative terms: Faller
3. Noun. A sudden drop from an upright position. "He had a nasty spill on the ice"
Specialized synonyms: Pratfall, Wipeout
Generic synonyms: Slip, Trip
Derivative terms: Tumble, Tumble, Tumble
4. Verb. Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way. "The airplane is sure to fall "; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
Specialized synonyms: Prolapse, Abseil, Rappel, Rope Down, Dismount, Get Down, Get Off, Light, Unhorse, Avalanche, Roll Down, Dive, Plunge, Plunk, Go Down, Go Under, Set, Correct, Decline, Slump, Precipitate, Sink, Subside, Crash, Flop, Topple, Tumble, Drop, Plop, Pitch, Alight, Climb Down, Go Down, Go Under, Settle, Sink, Pounce, Swoop, Drip, Cascade, Cascade Down
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Antonyms: Ascend, Rise
Derivative terms: Descendant, Descendent, Descent
Also: Fall In
5. Noun. The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve. "Women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
6. Verb. Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind. "She fell to pieces after she lost her work"
Specialized synonyms: Drop, Fall In Love
Also: Drop Away, Drop Off, Fall Away, Slip, Break, Come Apart, Fall Apart, Separate, Split Up, Crumble, Fall Apart, Drop Off, Fall Back, Fall Behind, Lose, Recede, Dawdle, Fall Back, Fall Behind, Lag, Fall Flat, Fall Through, Flop, Founder, Fall For
7. Noun. A downward slope or bend.
Specialized synonyms: Downhill, Steep
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope
Derivative terms: Decline, Decline, Decline, Declivitous
8. Verb. Come under, be classified or included. "This comes under a new heading"
9. Noun. A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity. "A fall from virtue"
10. Verb. Fall from clouds. "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
Entails: Condense, Distil, Distill
Specialized synonyms: Rain, Rain Down, Spat, Snow, Hail, Sleet
Derivative terms: Precipitation, Precipitation
11. Noun. A sudden decline in strength or number or importance. "The fall of the House of Hapsburg"
12. Verb. Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin. "Fall by the wayside"
13. Noun. A movement downward. "The rise and fall of the tides"
14. Verb. Die, as in battle or in a hunt. "The shooting victim fell dead"
15. Noun. The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions). "They were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
Generic synonyms: Loss
Derivative terms: Capitulate, Surrender
16. Verb. Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly. "A strange sound struck my ears"
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place
17. Noun. The time of day immediately following sunset. "They finished before the fall of night"
Group relationships: Eve, Even, Evening, Eventide
Specialized synonyms: Night
Generic synonyms: Hour, Time Of Day
Derivative terms: Crepuscular, Crepuscular, Dusky
18. Verb. Be captured. "The cities fell to the enemy"
19. Noun. When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat.
Group relationships: Wrestling Match
Specialized synonyms: Takedown
Generic synonyms: Triumph, Victory
20. Verb. Occur at a specified time or place. "The accent falls on the first syllable"
21. Noun. A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity. "It was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
Specialized synonyms: Free Fall, Plunge, Precipitation
Generic synonyms: Gravitation, Descent
Derivative terms: Drop, Drop
22. Verb. Decrease in size, extent, or range. "His voice fell to a whisper"
Specialized synonyms: Break, Shrink, Shrivel, Taper, Drop Off, Fly, Vanish, Vaporize, Break, Ease Off, Ease Up, Flag, Slacken Off, Weaken, Boil Down, Concentrate, Decoct, Reduce, Contract, Shrink, Shrink, Shrivel, Shrivel Up, Wither, Abate, Die Away, Let Up, Slack, Slack Off, Deflate, Dwindle, Dwindle Away, Dwindle Down, Remit, De-escalate, Depreciate, Devaluate, Devalue, Undervalue, Shorten, Thin Out, Decline, Go Down, Wane, Wane, Wane, Decelerate, Retard, Slow, Slow Down, Slow Up, Decrescendo
Generic synonyms: Change Magnitude
Derivative terms: Decrease, Decrease, Decrease, Decrease, Diminution
23. Noun. A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity. "When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Decrement
Specialized synonyms: Correction, Voltage Drop
Derivative terms: Drop
24. Verb. Yield to temptation or sin. "Adam and Eve fell"
25. Verb. Lose office or power. "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
26. Verb. To be given by assignment or distribution. "The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student"
27. Verb. Move in a specified direction. "The line of men fall forward"
28. Verb. Be due. "Payments fall on the 1st of the month"
29. Verb. Lose one's chastity. "A fallen woman"
30. Verb. To be given by right or inheritance. "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
31. Verb. Come into the possession of. "The house accrued to the oldest son"
Generic synonyms: Change Hands, Change Owners
Related verbs: Devolve, Pass, Return, Light
Derivative terms: Accrual
32. Verb. Fall to somebody by assignment or lot. "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
33. Verb. Be inherited by. "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
Generic synonyms: Change Hands, Change Owners
Specialized synonyms: Light
Related verbs: Accrue
34. Verb. Slope downward. "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
35. Verb. Lose an upright position suddenly. "Her hair fell across her forehead"
36. Verb. Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position. "He fell to his knees"
37. Verb. Fall or flow in a certain way. "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
38. Verb. Assume a disappointed or sad expression. "His crest fell"
39. Verb. Be cast down. "His eyes fell"
40. Verb. Come out; issue. "Silly phrases fell from her mouth"
41. Verb. Be born, used chiefly of lambs. "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
42. Verb. Begin vigorously. "The prisoners fell to work right away"
43. Verb. Go as if by falling. "Grief fell from our hearts"
44. Verb. Come as if by falling. "Silence fell"
Definition of Fall
1. v. i. To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.
2. v. t. To let fall; to drop.
3. n. The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
Definition of Fall
1. Proper noun. (theology) The sudden fall of humanity into a state of sin, as brought about by the transgression of Adam and Eve. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹
2. Proper noun. (context now _ chiefly _ North America) The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees; autumn; the season of the year between the autumnal equinox in late September to the winter solstice in late December. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive) To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity. ¹
4. Verb. (intransitive) To come down, to drop or descend. ¹
5. Verb. (intransitive) To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself. ¹
6. Verb. (intransitive) To be brought to the ground. ¹
7. Verb. (intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated. ¹
8. Verb. (intransitive formal euphemistic) To die, especially in battle. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To be allotted to; to arrive through chance or fate. ¹
10. Verb. (intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc). ¹
11. Verb. (intransitive followed by a determining word or phrase) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by words following; to become prostrated literally or figuratively (qualifier see '''Usage notes''' below). ¹
12. Verb. (context: copulative) To become. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive archaic) To cause something to descend to the ground (to drop it); especially to cause a tree to descend to the ground by cutting it down (felling it). ¹
14. Noun. The act of moving in a fluid or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position. ¹
15. Noun. A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc. ¹
16. Noun. (chiefly North America obsolete elsewhere from the falling of leaves during this season) autumn. ¹
17. Noun. A loss of greatness or status. ¹
18. Noun. (context: cricket of a wicket) The action of a batsman being out. ¹
19. Noun. (curling) A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction ¹
20. Noun. (informal US) Blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed. ¹
21. Noun. The part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting. ¹
22. Noun. ''See'' '''falls''' ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Fall
1. to descend under the force of gravity [v FELL, FALLEN, FALLING, FALLS]
Medical Definition of Fall
1. To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer. "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." (Luke x. 18)
2. To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees. "I fell at his feet to worship him." (Rev. Xix. 10)
3. To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
4. To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle. "A thousand shall fall at thy side." (Ps. Xci. 7) "He rushed into the field, and, foremost fighting, fell." (Byron)
5. To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
6. To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals.
7. To decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price etc.; to become less; as, the falls; stocks fell two points. "I am a poor falle man, unworthy now To be thy lord and master." (Shak) "The greatness of these Irish lords suddenly fell and vanished." (Sir J. Davies)
8. To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed. "Heaven and earth will witness, if Rome must fall, that we are innocent." (Addison)
9. To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin. "Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief." (Heb. Iv. 11)
10. To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
11. To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; said of the countenance. "Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell." (Gen. Iv. 5) "I have observed of late thy looks are fallen." (Addison)
12. To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
13. To pass somewha suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation.
14. To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate. "The Romans fell on this model by chance." (Swift) "Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall." (Ruth. Iii. 18) "They do not make laws, they fall into customs." (H. Spencer)
15. To come; to occur; to arrive. "The vernal equinox, which at the Nicene Council fell on the 21st of March, falls now  about ten days sooner." (Holder)
16. To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows. "They now no longer doubted, but fell to work heart and soul." (Jowett (Thucyd))
17. To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
18. To belong or appertain. "If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all." (Pope)
19. To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him. To fall abroad of To meet, as a ship; also, to discover or come near, as land. To concur with; to agree with; as, the measure falls in with popular opinion. To comply; to yield to. "You will find it difficult to persuade learned men to fall in with your projects." . To fall off. To drop; as, fruits fall off when ripe. To withdraw; to separate; to become detached; as, friends fall off in adversity. "Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide." . To perish; to die away; as, words fall off by disuse. To apostatize; to forsake; to withdraw from the faith, or from allegiance or duty. "Those captive tribes . . . Fell off From God to worship calves." (Milton) To forsake; to abandon; as, his customers fell off. To depreciate; to change for the worse; to deteriorate; to become less valuable, abundant, or interesting; as, a falling off in the wheat crop; the magazine or the review falls off. "O Hamlet, what a falling off was there!" .
To deviate or trend to the leeward of the point to which the head of the ship was before directed; to fall to leeward. To fall on. To meet with; to light upon; as, we have fallen on evil days. To begin suddenly and eagerly. "Fall on, and try the appetite to eat." . To begin an attack; to assault; to assail. "Fall on, fall on, and hear him not." . To drop on; to descend on. To fall out. To quarrel; to begin to contend. "A soul exasperated in ills falls out With everything, its friend, itself." (Addison) To happen; to befall; to chance. "There fell out a bloody quarrel betwixt the frogs and the mice." .
To leave the ranks, as a soldier. To fall over. To revolt; to desert from one side to another. To fall beyond. To fall short, to be deficient; as, the corn falls short; they all fall short in duty. To fall through, to come to nothing; to fail; as, the engageent has fallen through. To fall to, to begin. "Fall to, with eager joy, on homely food." . To fall under. To come under, or within the limits of; to be subjected to; as, they fell under the jurisdiction of the emperor. To come under; to become the subject of; as, this point did not fall under the cognizance or deliberations of the court; these things do not fall under human sight or observation. To come within; to be ranged or reckoned with; to be subordinate to in the way of classification; as, these substances fall under a different class or order. To fall upon. To attack. [See To fall on] To attempt; to have recourse to. "I do not intend to fall upon nice disquisitions."
Fall primarily denotes descending motion, either in a perpendicular or inclined direction, and, in most of its applications, implies, literally or figuratively, velocity, haste, suddenness, or violence. Its use is so various, and so mush diversified by modifying words, that it is not easy to enumerate its senses in all its applications.
Origin: AS. Feallan; akin to D. Vallen, OS. & OHG. Fallan, G. Fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. Falla, Dan. Falde, Lith. Pulti, L. Fallere to deceive, Gr. Sfallein to cause to fall, Skr. Sphal, sphul, to tremble. Cf. Fail, Fell, to cause to fall.
1. To let fall; to drop. "For every tear he falls, a Trojan bleeds." (Shak)
2. To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
3. To diminish; to lessen or lower. "Upon lessening interest to four per cent, you fall the price of your native commodities." (Locke)
4. To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
5. To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
1. The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
2. The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
3. Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin. "They thy fall conspire." (Denham) "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." (Prov. Xvi. 18)
4. Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire. "Beholds thee glorious only in thy fall." (Pope)
5. The surrender of a besieged fortress or town; as, the fall of Sebastopol.
6. Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
7. A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
8. Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
9. Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara.
10. The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice.
11. Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
12. The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn. "What crowds of patients the town doctor kills, Or how, last fall, he raised the weekly bills." (Dryden)
13. That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
14. The act of felling or cutting down. "The fall of timber." .
15. Lapse or declinsion from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.
16. Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
17. That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
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