Definitions for downfallˈdaʊnˌfɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

down•fallˈdaʊnˌfɔl(n.)

  1. overthrow; ruin.

  2. something causing this.

  3. a sudden fall of rain or snow.

Origin of downfall:

1250–1300

down′fall`en(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. downfall, ruin, ruination(noun)

    failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

  2. precipitation, downfall(noun)

    the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)

  3. fall, downfall(noun)

    a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

    "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"

Wiktionary

  1. downfall(Noun)

    A precipitous decline in fortune; a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth.

    Many economic and political reasons led to the downfall of the Roman Empire.

  2. downfall(Noun)

    The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.

    It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead. uE000185625uE001 Orson Scott Card

  3. downfall(Verb)

    To fall down; deteriorate; decline.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downfall(noun)

    a sudden fall; a body of things falling

  2. Downfall(noun)

    a sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin

Freebase

  1. Downfall

    Downfall is a 2004 war film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's reign of Nazi Germany in 1945. The film's screenplay was written by Bernd Eichinger, and based upon the books Inside Hitler's Bunker, by historian Joachim Fest; Until the Final Hour, the memoirs of Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's secretaries; Albert Speer's memoirs, Inside the Third Reich; Hitler's Last Days: An Eye–Witness Account, by Gerhardt Boldt; Das Notlazarett Unter Der Reichskanzlei: Ein Arzt Erlebt Hitlers Ende in Berlin by Doctor Ernst-Günther Schenck; and, Siegfried Knappe's memoirs, Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936–1949. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

downfall(noun)

a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin

the downfall of our hopes.

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