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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