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Definitions of fall:

  • noun:   a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
    Example: "A fall from virtue"
  • noun:   a movement downward
    Example: "The rise and fall of the tides"
  • noun:   a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
    Example: "The fall of the House of Hapsburg"
  • noun:   when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  • noun:   the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
    Example: "Women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
  • noun:   the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    Example: "In the fall of 1973"
  • noun:   the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions)
  • noun:   a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
  • noun:   a sudden drop from an upright position
  • noun:   a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    Example: "When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
  • noun:   a downward slope or bend
  • noun:   the time of day immediately following sunset
    Example: "They finished before the fall of night"
  • verb:   slope downward
    Example: "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
  • verb:   move in a specified direction
    Example: "The line of men fall forward"
  • verb:   be inherited by
  • verb:   fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  • verb:   be captured
  • verb:   to be given by assignment or distribution
  • verb:   to be given by right or inheritance
  • verb:   lose office or power
  • verb:   suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
    Example: "We must stand or fall"
  • verb:   yield to temptation or sin
  • verb:   lose one's chastity
    Example: "A fallen woman"
  • verb:   touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  • verb:   die, as in battle or in a hunt
    Example: "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"
  • verb:   be due
    Example: "Payments fall on the 1st of the month"
  • verb:   come under, be classified or included
    Example: "Fall into a category"
  • verb:   come as if by falling
  • verb:   go as if by falling
  • verb:   occur at a specified time or place
    Example: "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"
  • verb:   begin vigorously
  • verb:   be born, used chiefly of lambs
  • verb:   come out; issue
  • verb:   be cast down
  • verb:   assume a disappointed or sad expression
  • verb:   pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
    Example: "Fall into a trap"
  • verb:   descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
  • verb:   drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
  • verb:   lose an upright position suddenly
  • verb:   come into the possession of
  • verb:   fall or flow in a certain way
  • verb:   move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    Example: "The barometer is falling"
  • verb:   fall from clouds
    Example: "Rain, snow and sleet were falling"
  • verb:   decrease in size, extent, or range
    Example: "Her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8301)


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