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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallingadjective

    decreasing in amount or degree

    "falling temperature"

  2. fallingadjective

    becoming lower or less in degree or value

    "a falling market"; "falling incomes"

  3. dropping, fallingadjective

    coming down freely under the influence of gravity

    "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"


  1. fallingnoun

    The action of the verb to fall.

  2. fallingadjective

    That falls or fall.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fallingnoun

    Indentings opposed to prominence.

    Etymology: from fall.

    It shows the nose and eyebrows, with the several prominencies and fallings in of the features, much more distinctly than any other kind of figure. Joseph Addison, on ancient Medals.


  1. Falling

    Falling is a song by the British singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, released in 1993 as the lead single from her fourth studio album Essex. It was written by Moyet and Pete Glenister, and produced by Ian Broudie. A music video was filmed to promote the single, which was directed by The Douglas Brothers.


  1. falling

    Falling generally refers to the act of descending or moving downward under the force of gravity, typically from a higher position to a lower position. It can involve a loss of balance or control, leading to a drop or collapse. Falling can occur in various contexts, such as physically stumbling or tripping, descending from a height, or figuratively experiencing a decline or deterioration in a situation or condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falling

    of Fall

  2. Falling

    from Fall, v. i


  1. Falling

    Falling is a novel by the Flemish author Anne Provoost.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Falling is ranked #93921 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Falling surname appeared 195 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Falling.

    46.1% or 90 total occurrences were White.
    26.6% or 52 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    13.3% or 26 total occurrences were Black.
    10.7% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Falling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2383

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Falling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2375

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Falling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Falling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Falling in a Sentence


    the pandemic has created a feast for funeral directors and morticians. The greed of cannibals are now satisfied as they collect and smile their way to the bank while the tears are falling. Their fees just get higher and higher.

  2. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson:

    In doing so, we have reduced the risk of these weapons falling into the hands of terrorists and fanatics.

  3. Jake Klein:

    Investor sentiment in gold is understandably very low and investors have lost a lot of money, not withstanding that, the Australian gold sector is undoubtedly a good place to be. Costs are coming down and with the falling Aussie dollar supporting a higher A-dollar gold price, the profitability wedge per ounce is widening.

  4. Hannah Gavios:

    It was pitch black and before I knew it, I was in midair falling off a cliff. I was honestly thinking I wouldn’t survive, i hit my head a few times and landed with a big bump. I was screaming in pain. It was the most painful thing ever. I felt like a total vegetable. I felt completely vulnerable. I couldn’t move anything.

  5. Jan Egeland:

    The world is falling apart, too many countries are falling apart.

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    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
    A ternion
    B lumberman
    C conveyance
    D sheath

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