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Definition of "fell" []

  • To cause to fall by striking; cut or knock down: fell a tree; fell an opponent in boxing. (verb-transitive)
  • To kill: was felled by an assassin's bullet. (verb-transitive)
  • To sew or finish (a seam) with the raw edges flattened, turned under, and stitched down. (verb-transitive)
  • The timber cut down in one season. (noun)
  • A felled seam. (noun)

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 "fell" in a sentence
  • "The Consumer Prices Index fell 0.2% last month - i.e. prices actually *fell*, not merely the inflation rate."
  • "His kindness fell but hardly on the homeless, —fell but hardly on the homes where the hearth was not very warm, and where the food had little fragrance; where the human faces had had no sunshine in them, but rather the leaden, blank-eyed gaze of unexpectant want."
  • ""About this time, too, I fell in love -- yes, _fell_ in love; for I just beheld the fair object, and I was a dead man, or a new man, or anything you will."