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Definition of "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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."