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    fall - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fall

    Definition
    (noun) the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    Synonyms : autumn
    Example Sentence
    • in the fall of 1973
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden drop from an upright position
    Synonyms : spill , tumble
    Example Sentence
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice
    Definition
    (noun) the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
    Example Sentence
    • women have been blamed ever since the Fall
    Definition
    (noun) a downward slope or bend Definition
    (noun) a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
    Example Sentence
    • a fall from virtue
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
    Synonyms : downfall
    Example Sentence
    • the fall of the House of Hapsburg
    Definition
    (noun) a movement downward
    Example Sentence
    • the rise and fall of the tides
    Definition
    (noun) the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
    Synonyms : capitulation , surrender
    Example Sentence
    • they were protected until the capitulation of the fort
    Definition
    (noun) the time of day immediately following sunset
    Example Sentence
    • he loved the twilight
    • they finished before the fall of night
    Definition
    (noun) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    Synonyms : pin
    Definition
    (noun) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
    Synonyms : drop
    Example Sentence
    • it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    Synonyms : dip , drop , free fall
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    Example Sentence
    • The branch fell from the tree
    • The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
    Definition
    (verb) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    Synonyms : come down , descend , go down
    Example Sentence
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
    Definition
    (verb) pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) come under, be classified or included
    Synonyms : come
    Example Sentence
    • fall into a category
    • This comes under a new heading
    Definition
    (verb) fall from clouds
    Synonyms : come down , precipitate
    Example Sentence
    • rain, snow and sleet were falling
    • Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
    Definition
    (verb) suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
    Example Sentence
    • We must stand or fall
    • fall by the wayside
    Definition
    (verb) die, as in battle or in a hunt
    Example Sentence
    • Many soldiers fell at Verdun
    • Several deer have fallen to the same gun
    • The shooting victim fell dead
    Definition
    (verb) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    Synonyms : shine , strike
    Example Sentence
    • Light fell on her face
    • The sun shone on the fields
    • The light struck the golden necklace
    • A strange sound struck my ears
    Definition
    (verb) be captured
    Example Sentence
    • The cities fell to the enemy
    Definition
    (verb) occur at a specified time or place
    Example Sentence
    • Christmas falls on a Monday this year
    • The accent falls on the first syllable
    Definition
    (verb) decrease in size, extent, or range
    Synonyms : decrease , diminish , lessen
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) yield to temptation or sin
    Example Sentence
    • Adam and Eve fell
    Definition
    (verb) lose office or power
    Example Sentence
    • The government fell overnight
    • The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
    Definition
    (verb) to be given by assignment or distribution
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) move in a specified direction
    Example Sentence
    • The line of men fall forward
    Definition
    (verb) be due
    Example Sentence
    • payments fall on the 1st of the month
    Definition
    (verb) lose one's chastity
    Example Sentence
    • a fallen woman
    Definition
    (verb) to be given by right or inheritance
    Example Sentence
    • The estate fell to the oldest daughter
    Definition
    (verb) come into the possession of
    Synonyms : accrue
    Example Sentence
    • The house accrued to the oldest son
    Definition
    (verb) fall to somebody by assignment or lot
    Synonyms : light
    Example Sentence
    • The task fell to me
    • It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
    Definition
    (verb) be inherited by
    Synonyms : devolve , pass , return
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) slope downward
    Example Sentence
    • The hills around here fall towards the ocean
    Definition
    (verb) lose an upright position suddenly
    Synonyms : fall down
    Example Sentence
    • The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
    • Her hair fell across her forehead
    Definition
    (verb) drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
    Example Sentence
    • She fell back in her chair
    • He fell to his knees
    Definition
    (verb) fall or flow in a certain way
    Synonyms : flow , hang
    Example Sentence
    • This dress hangs well
    • Her long black hair flowed down her back
    Definition
    (verb) assume a disappointed or sad expression
    Example Sentence
    • Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
    • his crest fell
    Definition
    (verb) be cast down
    Example Sentence
    • his eyes fell
    Definition
    (verb) come out; issue
    Example Sentence
    • silly phrases fell from her mouth
    Definition
    (verb) be born, used chiefly of lambs
    Example Sentence
    • The lambs fell in the afternoon
    Definition
    (verb) begin vigorously
    Example Sentence
    • The prisoners fell to work right away
    Definition
    (verb) go as if by falling
    Example Sentence
    • Grief fell from our hearts
    Definition
    (verb) come as if by falling
    Synonyms : descend , settle
    Example Sentence
    • Night fell
    • Silence fell
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