Definition of "fall" [fall]

  • (verb-intransitive) To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity.
  • (verb-intransitive) To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position: I fell back in my chair. The pilgrims fell to their knees.
  • (verb-intransitive) To lose an upright or erect position suddenly.
  • (verb-intransitive) To drop wounded or dead, especially in battle.
  • (verb-intransitive) To go or come as if by falling: All grief fell from our hearts. Night fell quickly.
  • (verb) to descend by the force of gravity from a higher to a lower place
  • (verb) to drop suddenly from an erect position
  • (verb) to collapse to the ground, esp in pieces
  • (verb) to become less or lower in number, quality, etc
  • (verb) to become lower in pitch
  • (verb) to extend downwards
  • (verb) to be badly wounded or killed
  • (verb) to slope in a downward direction
  • (verb) to yield to temptation or sin
  • (verb) to diminish in status, estimation, etc
  • (verb) to yield to attack
  • (verb) to lose power
  • (verb) to pass into or take on a specified condition
  • (verb) to adopt a despondent expression
  • (verb) to be averted
  • (verb) to come by chance or presumption
  • (verb) to occur; take place
  • (verb) (of payments) to be due
  • (verb) to be directed to a specific point
  • (verb) to move in a specified direction
  • (verb) to occur at a specified place
  • (verb) to return (to); be inherited (by)
  • (verb) to be classified or included
  • (verb) to issue forth
  • (verb) (of animals, esp lambs) to be born
  • (verb) to become pregnant
  • (verb) to fell (trees)
  • (verb) (of a batsman's wicket) to be taken by the bowling side
  • (verb) to begin to do
  • (noun) an act or instance of falling
  • (noun) something that falls
  • (noun) autumn
  • (noun) the distance that something falls
  • (noun) a sudden drop from an upright position
  • (noun) a waterfall or cataract
  • (noun) (capital when part of a name)
  • (noun) a downward slope or decline
  • (noun) a decrease in value, number, etc
  • (noun) a decline in status or importance
  • (noun) a moral lapse or failing
  • (noun) a capture or overthrow
  • (noun) a long false hairpiece; switch
  • (noun) a piece of loosely hanging material, such as a veil on a hat
  • (noun) the end of a tackle to which power is applied to hoist it
  • (noun) one of the lines of a davit for holding, lowering, or raising a boat
  • (noun) a scoring move, pinning both shoulders of one's opponent to the floor for a specified period
  • (noun) (as modifier)
  • (noun) the birth of an animal
  • (noun) the animals produced at a single birth

Use "fall" in a sentence

  • "I ever fall in love (for I'll _fall_ in love, else not go in at all) I shall leave off loving mother best of anybody in the world?"
  • "Along the cliff _to fall and pause and fall_ did seem."
  • "The _Cohoz fall_ is about three miles from the mouth of this river, and at a place where its width is about three hundred yards: a ledge of rocks extends quite across the stream, and from the top of these the water falls about fifty feet perpendicular: the line of the fall, from one side of the river to the other, is nearly straight."

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