What does FELL mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hide, fellnoun

    the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)

  2. fell, felled seamnoun

    seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges

  3. felladjective

    the act of felling something (as a tree)

  4. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, viciousverb

    (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

    "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

  5. fell, drop, strike down, cut downverb

    cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

    "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"

  6. fly, fell, vanishverb

    pass away rapidly

    "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

  7. fellverb

    sew a seam by folding the edges

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fell

    of Fall

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  2. Fell

    imp. of Fall

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  3. Felladjective

    cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  4. Felladjective

    eager; earnest; intent

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  5. Felladjective

    gall; anger; melancholy

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  6. Fellnoun

    a skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; -- used chiefly in composition, as woolfell

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  7. Fellnoun

    a barren or rocky hill

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  8. Fellnoun

    a wild field; a moor

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  9. Fellverb

    to cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  10. Fellnoun

    the finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  11. Fellverb

    to sew or hem; -- said of seams

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  12. Fellnoun

    a form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

  13. Fellnoun

    the end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft

    Etymology: [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]

Freebase

  1. Fell

    A fell is a high and barren landscape feature, such as a mountain range or moor-covered hills. The term is most often employed in Scandinavia, the Isle of Man, parts of northern England, and Scotland.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fell

    fel, n. a barren hill. [Ice. fjall; Dan. fjeld.]

  2. Fell

    fel, pa.t. of Fall.

  3. Fell

    fel, v.t. to cause to fall: to bring to the ground: to cut down.—adj. Fell′able.—n. Fell′er, a cutter of wood. [A.S. fellan, causal form of feallan, to fall.]

  4. Fell

    fel, n. a skin.—n. Fell′monger, a dealer in skins. [A.S. fel; cf. L. pellis, Gr. pella, Ger. fell.]

  5. Fell

    fel, n. (Spens.) anger, melancholy. [L. fel, bile.]

  6. Fell

    fel, adj. cruel: fierce: bloody: deadly: keen, eager, spirited: (Scot.) very great, huge.—adj. Fell′-lurking (Shak.), lurking with treacherous purpose.—n. Fell′ness.—adv. Fell′y. [O. Fr. fel, cruel—L. fello. See Felon.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FELL in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FELL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of FELL in a Sentence

  1. Barbara Light:

    I almost fell over.

  2. Gregory Margolin:

    A missile fell and the house was destroyed. We were attacked, a missile fell. I remember.

  3. Yang Defu:

    I was waiting at the red light. After passing the intersection a car chased after me and kept sounding the horn, the driver told me a kid fell out of my van. I looked back, parked my van aside, and went back to search for my grandson.

  4. Antonio Ledezma:

    The Venezuelan people have always been very hard-working and hey never wanted anything handed out to them, what happened was that they fell into the hands of socialist populists, venezuela now is the first-known case of a narco-dictatorship. This is a failed regime under the management of mafias and gangs.

  5. Jayalalithaa Jayaram:

    A meteorite fell within the college premises.

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