Definition of "fall" [fall]

  • 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-intransitive)
  • To descend by the force of gravity from a higher to a lower place (verb)

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  • 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 (verb)
  • 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 (noun)

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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."