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Verb
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fallen, past participle; fell, past tense; falling, present participle; falls, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control, from a higher to a lower level
    • - bombs could be seen falling from the planes
    • - the power lines had been brought down by falling trees
  2. Become detached accidentally and drop to the ground
    • - my sunglasses fell off and broke on the pavement
  3. Hang down
    • - hair that was allowed to fall to the shoulders
  4. (of land) Slope downward; drop away
    • - the land fell away in a steep bank
  5. (of a river) Flow or discharge itself into

  6. (of someone's eyes or glance) Be directed downward

  7. (of someone's face) Show dismay or disappointment by appearing to sag or droop
    • - her face fell as she thought about her life with George
  8. Occur, arrive, or become apparent as if by dropping suddenly
    • - when night fell we managed to crawl back to our lines
    • - the information might fall into the wrong hands
  9. (of a person) Lose one's balance and collapse
    • - she fell down at school today
  10. Throw oneself down, typically in order to worship or implore someone
    • - they fell on their knees, rendering thanks to God
  11. (of a tree, building, or other structure) Collapse to the ground
    • - the house looked as if it were going to fall down at any moment
  12. (of a building or place) Be captured or defeated
    • - their mountain strongholds fell to enemy attack
  13. Die in battle
    • - an English leader who had fallen at the hands of the Danes
  14. Commit sin; yield to temptation
    • - it is their husband's fault if wives do fall
  15. (of a government or leader) Lose office

  16. (in sports) Lose or be eliminated from play

  17. Decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
    • - in 1987 imports into Britain fell by 12 percent
    • - we're worried that standards are falling
  18. Find a lower level; subside or abate
    • - the water table in the Rift Valley fell
  19. (of a measuring instrument) Show a lower reading
    • - the barometer had fallen a further ten points
  20. Pass into a specified state
    • - many of the buildings fell into disrepair
    • - she fell pregnant
  21. Begin to do something
    • - he fell to musing about how it had happened
  22. Be drawn accidentally into
    • - you must not fall into this common error
  23. Occur at a specified time
    • - Mother's birthday fell on Flag Day
  24. Be classified or ordered in the way specified
    • - canals fall within the Minister's brief
Noun
  1. An act of falling or collapsing; a sudden uncontrollable descent
    • - his mother had a fall, hurting her leg as she alighted from a train
  2. A controlled act of falling, esp. as a stunt or in martial arts

  3. A move which pins the opponent's shoulders on the ground for a count of three

  4. A state of hanging or drooping downward
    • - the fall of her hair
  5. A downward difference in height between parts of a surface
    • - at the corner of the massif this fall is interrupted by other heights of considerable stature
  6. A sudden onset or arrival as if by dropping
    • - the fall of darkness
  7. A thing that falls or has fallen
    • - in October came the first thin fall of snow
    • - a rock fall
  8. A waterfall or cascade

  9. A downward turn in a melody
    • - that strain again, it had a dying fall
  10. The parts or petals of a flower that bend downward, esp. the outer perianth segments of an iris

  11. A decrease in size, number, rate, or level; a decline
    • - a big fall in unemployment
  12. A loss of office
    • - the fall of the government
  13. The loss of a city or fortified place during battle
    • - the fall of Troy
  14. A person's moral descent, typically through succumbing to temptation

  15. The lapse of humankind into a state of sin, ascribed in traditional Jewish and Christian theology to the disobedience of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis

  16. Autumn


  1. descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
  2. the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
  3. descend: 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"
  4. spill: a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
  5. 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"
  6. the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
  7. Fall is the title of American country music singer Clay Walker's ninth album. It was released April 17, 2007, on Asylum-Curb Records. The album's first single was "'Fore She Was Mama", which reached #21 on the Hot Country Songs charts in mid-2007. ...
  8. In astrology, the fall of a planet is the sign which is opposite that planet's sign of exaltation. Originally, in Greek, the sign of a planet's "fall" were called tapeinoma, which means "humbled" or "dejected" or "depressed, " whereas "exalted," in Greek was hyposoma, which means "risen in height.
  9. Fall is the first EP released by Jon Foreman, frontman of the San Diego rock band Switchfoot. Foreman announced on his MySpace blog that the EP was initially to be released to iTunes and online at jonforeman.com and amazon.com on November 27, 2007. ...
  10. "Fall" is the first single from Natalia's first studio album, Natalia Lesz. The song was produced and mixed by Greg Wells.
  11. The Fall of Man or simply the Fall refers in Christian doctrine to the transition of the first humans from a state of innocent obedience to God, to a state of guilty disobedience to God. ...
  12. Fall is the third extended player by British band Ride.
  13. The sudden fall of humanity into a state of sin, as brought about by the transgression of Adam and Eve. [from 14th c. ...
  14. The act of moving in a fluid or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position; A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc; autumn; A loss of greatness or status; The action of a batsman being out; A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction; ...
  15. (falling) The action of the verb to fall; That falls or fall
  16. (FALLING) If a player falls out of the chair during play, the officials will immediately suspend play if there is any chance of danger to the fallen player. If not, the officials will withhold their whistles until the particular play in progress has been completed. ...
  17. (FALLING) Loss of confidence; something that threatens your usual sense of security (relationship, income, social image, belief, etc. ...
  18. (FALLING) The most common dream of all. It can mean the dreamer is in fear of losing respect or status; or of financial difficulties; or fading physical vitality; or losing someone's love. ...
  19. (Falling) Dream interpretation: unsure of foundation, feeling out of control, powerless.
  20. (Falling) This dream is the same to everyone.  Indicating fear.  Also may mean failure in your work or the management of your home.
  21. (Falling) down vertical openings is the most common cause of death and injury in abandoned mines. Winzes are vertical shafts sunk from a tunnel and these can be hidden by darkness, water, loose debris or false floors. ...
  22. (Falls) Three downward curving lower petals (sepals) of the flower.
  23. (Falls) Short for waterfalls, these constitute any large drop or fall in height A sudden drop over an edge where water falls free into a pool below. Falls should be attempted by advanced kayakers only.
  24. (Falls) A drop over which the water falls free at least part of the way.
  25. (Falls) Outer petals of irises, particularly those hanging vertically.