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Meaning & Definition of Fall in English

English

Fall

/fɔl/

noun

1. The season when the leaves fall from the trees

  • "In the fall of 1973"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • autumn

2. A sudden drop from an upright position

  • "He had a nasty spill on the ice"
    synonym:
  • spill
  • ,
  • tumble
  • ,
  • fall

3. The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of adam and eve

  • "Women have been blamed ever since the fall"
    synonym:
  • Fall

4. A downward slope or bend

    synonym:
  • descent
  • ,
  • declivity
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • decline
  • ,
  • declination
  • ,
  • declension
  • ,
  • downslope

5. A lapse into sin

  • A loss of innocence or of chastity
  • "A fall from virtue"
    synonym:
  • fall

6. A sudden decline in strength or number or importance

  • "The fall of the house of hapsburg"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • downfall

7. A movement downward

  • "The rise and fall of the tides"
    synonym:
  • fall

8. The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

  • "They were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
    synonym:
  • capitulation
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • surrender

9. The time of day immediately following sunset

  • "He loved the twilight"
  • "They finished before the fall of night"
    synonym:
  • twilight
  • ,
  • dusk
  • ,
  • gloaming
  • ,
  • gloam
  • ,
  • nightfall
  • ,
  • evenfall
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • crepuscule
  • ,
  • crepuscle

10. When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • pin

11. A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

  • "It was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
    synonym:
  • drop
  • ,
  • fall

12. A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

  • "A drop of 57 points on the dow jones index"
  • "There was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"
  • "A dip in prices"
  • "When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
    synonym:
  • drop
  • ,
  • dip
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • free fall

verb

1. Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

  • "The branch fell from the tree"
  • "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
    synonym:
  • fall

2. Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

  • "The temperature is going down"
  • "The barometer is falling"
  • "The curtain fell on the diva"
  • "Her hand went up and then fell again"
    synonym:
  • descend
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • go down
  • ,
  • come down

3. Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind

  • "Fall into a trap"
  • "She fell ill"
  • "They fell out of favor"
  • "Fall in love"
  • "Fall asleep"
  • "Fall prey to an imposter"
  • "Fall into a strange way of thinking"
  • "She fell to pieces after she lost her work"
    synonym:
  • fall

4. Come under, be classified or included

  • "Fall into a category"
  • "This comes under a new heading"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • come

5. Fall from clouds

  • "Rain, snow and sleet were falling"
  • "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on herculaneum"
    synonym:
  • precipitate
  • ,
  • come down
  • ,
  • fall

6. Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin

  • "We must stand or fall"
  • "Fall by the wayside"
    synonym:
  • fall

7. Die, as in battle or in a hunt

  • "Many soldiers fell at verdun"
  • "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"
  • "The shooting victim fell dead"
    synonym:
  • fall

8. Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

  • "Light fell on her face"
  • "The sun shone on the fields"
  • "The light struck the golden necklace"
  • "A strange sound struck my ears"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • shine
  • ,
  • strike

9. Be captured

  • "The cities fell to the enemy"
    synonym:
  • fall

10. Occur at a specified time or place

  • "Christmas falls on a monday this year"
  • "The accent falls on the first syllable"
    synonym:
  • fall

11. Decrease in size, extent, or range

  • "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"
  • "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"
  • "Her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"
  • "His voice fell to a whisper"
    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • diminish
  • ,
  • lessen
  • ,
  • fall

12. Yield to temptation or sin

  • "Adam and eve fell"
    synonym:
  • fall

13. Lose office or power

  • "The government fell overnight"
  • "The qing dynasty fell with sun yat-sen"
    synonym:
  • fall

14. To be given by assignment or distribution

  • "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"
  • "The onus fell on us"
  • "The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student"
    synonym:
  • fall

15. Move in a specified direction

  • "The line of men fall forward"
    synonym:
  • fall

16. Be due

  • "Payments fall on the 1st of the month"
    synonym:
  • fall

17. Lose one's chastity

  • "A fallen woman"
    synonym:
  • fall

18. To be given by right or inheritance

  • "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
    synonym:
  • fall

19. Come into the possession of

  • "The house accrued to the oldest son"
    synonym:
  • accrue
  • ,
  • fall

20. Fall to somebody by assignment or lot

  • "The task fell to me"
  • "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • light

21. Be inherited by

  • "The estate fell to my sister"
  • "The land returned to the family"
  • "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • return
  • ,
  • pass
  • ,
  • devolve

22. Slope downward

  • "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
    synonym:
  • fall

23. Lose an upright position suddenly

  • "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"
  • "Her hair fell across her forehead"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • fall down

24. Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position

  • "She fell back in her chair"
  • "He fell to his knees"
    synonym:
  • fall

25. Fall or flow in a certain way

  • "This dress hangs well"
  • "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
    synonym:
  • hang
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • flow

26. Assume a disappointed or sad expression

  • "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"
  • "His crest fell"
    synonym:
  • fall

27. Be cast down

  • "His eyes fell"
    synonym:
  • fall

28. Come out

  • Issue
  • "Silly phrases fell from her mouth"
    synonym:
  • fall

29. Be born, used chiefly of lambs

  • "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
    synonym:
  • fall

30. Begin vigorously

  • "The prisoners fell to work right away"
    synonym:
  • fall

31. Go as if by falling

  • "Grief fell from our hearts"
    synonym:
  • fall

32. Come as if by falling

  • "Night fell"
  • "Silence fell"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • descend
  • ,
  • settle

Examples of using

If the sky were to fall to the earth, birdcatching would be a simple task.
It's fall where they are.
She was afraid the letter might fall into the wrong hands.