the season when the leaves fall from the trees
"in the fall of 1973"
spill, tumble, fall(noun)
a sudden drop from an upright position
"he had a nasty spill on the ice"
the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
"women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope(noun)
a downward slope or bend
a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
"a fall from virtue"
a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
"the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
a movement downward
"the rise and fall of the tides"
capitulation, fall, surrender(noun)
the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
"they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepuscle(noun)
the time of day immediately following sunset
"he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
drop, dip, fall, free fall(verb)
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
"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"
descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
"The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
descend, fall, go down, come down(verb)
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"
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"
come under, be classified or included
"fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
precipitate, come down, fall(verb)
fall from clouds
"rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
"We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
die, as in battle or in a hunt
"Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
fall, shine, strike(verb)
touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
"Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
"The cities fell to the enemy"
occur at a specified time or place
"Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall(verb)
decrease in size, extent, or range
"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"
yield to temptation or sin
"Adam and Eve fell"
lose office or power
"The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
to be given by assignment or distribution
"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"
move in a specified direction
"The line of men fall forward"
"payments fall on the 1st of the month"
lose one's chastity
"a fallen woman"
to be given by right or inheritance
"The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
come into the possession of
"The house accrued to the oldest son"
fall to somebody by assignment or lot
"The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
fall, return, pass, devolve(verb)
be inherited by
"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"
"The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
fall, fall down(verb)
lose an upright position suddenly
"The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"
drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
"She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
hang, fall, flow(verb)
fall or flow in a certain way
"This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
assume a disappointed or sad expression
"Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
be cast down
"his eyes fell"
come out; issue
"silly phrases fell from her mouth"
be born, used chiefly of lambs
"The lambs fell in the afternoon"
"The prisoners fell to work right away"
go as if by falling
"Grief fell from our hearts"
fall, descend, settle(verb)
come as if by falling
"Night fell"; "Silence fell"
The act of moving in a fluid or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position.
A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc.
A loss of greatness or status.
the fall of Rome
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
Blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed.
He set up his rival to take the fall.
The part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.
To come down, to drop or descend.
The rain fell at dawn.
To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.
He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.
To be brought to the ground.
To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.
Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.
To die, especially in battle.
This is a monument to all those who fell in the First World War.
To be allotted to; to arrive through chance or fate.
And so it falls to me to make this important decision.
To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc).
The candidate's poll ratings fell abruptly after the banking scandal.
To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by words following; to become prostrated literally or figuratively .
Our senator fell into disrepute because of the banking scandal.
She has fallen ill.
To cause something to descend to the ground (to drop it); especially to cause a tree to descend to the ground by cutting it down (felling it).
The sudden fall of humanity into a state of sin, as brought about by the transgression of Adam and Eve.
The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees; autumn; the season of the year between the autumnal equinox in late September to the winter solstice in late December.
Origin: From fallen, from feallan, from fallanan, from pōl-. Cognate with falle, vallen, fallen, falla, pulti, σφάλλω.
to Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer
to cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees
to find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean
to become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle
to cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls
to issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals
to decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price etc.; to become less; as, the falls; stocks fell two points
to be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed
to descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin
to become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties
to assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance
to sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes
to pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation
to happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate
to come; to occur; to arrive
to begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows
to pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals
to belong or appertain
to be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him
to let fall; to drop
to sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice
to diminish; to lessen or lower
to bring forth; as, to fall lambs
to fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree
the act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship
the act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall
death; destruction; overthrow; ruin
downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire
the surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol
diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents
a sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence
declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope
descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; -- usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara
the discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice
extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet
the season when leaves fall from trees; autumn
that which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow
the act of felling or cutting down
lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels
formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule
that part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting
Origin: [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr. sfa`llein to cause to fall, Skr. sphal, sphul, to tremble. Cf. Fail, Fell, v. t., to cause to fall.]
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. Following this song was the title track, which reached #5 on the same chart and became Walker's first Top Five country hit since "The Chain of Love" in 2000. "Fall" was also covered by Kimberley Locke, whose own version was a single as well. The third and final single from this album, "She Likes It in the Morning", peaked at #43. Also included is a cover of Freddy Fender's "Before the Next Teardrop Falls", recorded here as a duet with Fender. This cover is also Walker's first duet.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fawl, v.i. to drop down: to descend by the force of gravity: to become prostrate: (of a river) to discharge itself: to slope down: to sink as if dead: to vanish: to die away: to lose strength, subside: to decline in power, wealth, value, or reputation: to be overthrown: to be compelled to yield: to become downcast: to sink into sin, to yield to temptation: to depart from the faith: to become dejected: to pass gently into any state, as 'to fall in love,' 'to fall asleep:' to befall: to issue, occur: to enter upon with haste or vehemence: to rush: to be dropped in birth: to be required or necessary: to fall away:—pr.p. fall′ing; pa.t. fell; pa.p. fallen (faw′ln).—n. the act of falling, in any of its senses: descent by gravity, a dropping down: that which falls—a trap-door, &c.: as much as comes down at one time, as 'a fall of snow,' &c.: overthrow: death: descent from a better to a worse position: slope or declivity: descent of water: a cascade: length of a fall: outlet of a river: decrease in value: a sinking of the voice: the time when the leaves fall, autumn: a bout at wrestling: the yielding of a city or stronghold to the enemy: that which falls: a lapse into sin, esp. that of Adam and Eve, called 'the Fall:' a kind of collar worn in the 17th century.—adj. Fall′en, in a degraded state, ruined.—ns. Fall′ing, that which falls; Fall′ing-band (see Band); Fall′ing-sick′ness, epilepsy; Fall′ing-star, a meteor; Fall′ing-stone, a portion of an exploded meteor; Fall′trank, a medicine compounded of certain aromatic and astringent Swiss plants, of repute for accidents; Fall′-trap, a trap which operates by falling.—Fall-a, to begin; Fall across, to meet by chance; Fall among, to come into the midst of; Fall away, to decline gradually, to languish: to grow lean: to revolt or apostatise; Fall back, to retreat, give way; Fall back, fall edge, no matter what may happen; Fall back upon, to have recourse to some expedient or resource in reserve; Fall behind, to slacken, to be outstripped; Fall flat, to fail completely, as a shopman in attracting attention or purchasers, a new book, &c.; Fall foul, to come in collision: to quarrel (with of); Fall in (with), to concur or agree: to comply: to place themselves in order, as soldiers; Fall off, to separate or be broken: to die away, to perish: to revolt or apostatise; Fall on, to begin eagerly: to make an attack: to meet; Fall on one's feet, to come well out of a difficulty, to gain any unexpected good fortune; Fall out, to quarrel: to happen or befall; Fall over (Shak.), to go over to the enemy; Fall short, to be deficient (with of); Fall through, to fail, come to nothing; Fall to, to begin hastily and eagerly: to apply one's self to; Fall upon, to attack: to attempt: to rush against.—Try a fall, to take a bout at wrestling. [A.S. feallan; Ger. fallen; prob. conn. with L. fallĕre, to deceive.]
fawl, n. the cry given when a whale is sighted, or harpooned: the chase of a whale.—Loose fall, the losing of a whale. [Prob. from the north-eastern Scotch pronunciation of whale.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A vertical descent of a river through a narrow rocky pass, or over a ledge, to the impediment of navigation. Also, the loose end of a tackle, or that part to which the power is applied in hoisting, and on which the people pull. Also, in ship-building, the descent of a deck from a fair-curve lengthwise, as frequently seen in merchantmen and yachts, to give height to the commander's cabin, and sometimes forward at the hawse-holes. Also, a large cutting down of timber. Also, North American English for autumn, when the navigation of northern inland waters is about to close till the succeeding spring.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The surrender or capture of a place after it has been besieged.
The rope rove through blocks, used with gins and shears for raising weights, and with the crab for moving them.
The descent of a body by the attraction of the earth.
Etymology and Origins
An Americanism for autumn, in allusion to the fall of the leaves.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1526
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1415
Rank popularity for the word 'fall' in Nouns Frequency: #922
Rank popularity for the word 'fall' in Verbs Frequency: #80
The numerical value of fall in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of fall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of fall in a Sentence
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- تساقط, وقع, سقطArabic
- падаць, упасціBelarusian
- падам, понижавам се, падам се, изпадам, спадам, падение, паданеBulgarian
- caure, caigudaCatalan, Valencian
- padat, padnout, pádCzech
- falde, kaste sig, blive, faldDanish
- fallen, werden, Absturz, Untergang, FallGerman
- fali, faloEsperanto
- caerse, descender, caer, caídaSpanish
- kukkuma, kukkumineEstonian
- شدن, افتادن, فتادنPersian
- kaatua, laskeutua, tulla joksikin, pudota, sataa, heittäytyä, tuho, putoaminenFinnish
- fall, fellaFaroese
- retomber, tomber, devenir, incomber, revenir, chute, déclinFrench
- falleWestern Frisian
- tuitScottish Gaelic
- caerse, caerGalician
- kúi, 'aGuaraní
- गिरना, पड़नाHindi
- jut, esikHungarian
- ընկնել, գալ, անկումArmenian
- cader, caditaInterlingua
- runtuh, jatuh, tumbang, gugurIndonesian
- cadere, diventare, divenire, cadutaItalian
- 潰れる, 倒れる, ひれふす, 転ぶ, 崩れる, 落下, 潰える, 落ちる, 斃れる, 降る, 没落Japanese
- រលំ, ធ្លាក់Khmer
- 하락하다, 쓰러지다, 떨어지다, 넘어지다Korean
- keftin, ketinKurdish
- бийликти жогот-, туура кел-, адамдыктан чык-, кон, түш-, төмөн түш, төмөндө-, тий-, өл-Kyrgyz
- cadō, casus, lapsusLatin
- nukristi, kristiLithuanian
- krist, nokristLatvian
- വീഴുക, അധഃപതിക്കുക;Malayalam
- vallen, ondergang, valDutch
- kaste seg, falle, fallNorwegian
- caire, càser, càderOccitan
- polegnąć, padać, spadać, spaść, paść, upadek, spadek, spadaniePolish
- cair, falhar, perda, quedaPortuguese
- cădea, cădereRomanian
- погибнуть, пасть, упасть, снизиться, падать, снижаться, погибать, падениеRussian
- orrúe, orrúereSardinian
- pȁdati, па̏дати, ùpasti, у̀пастиSerbo-Croatian
- padať, padnúťSlovak
- pasti, padecSlovene
- waSouthern Sotho
- falla, kasta, trilla, bli, fallSwedish
- పడు, పాటుTelugu
- упасти, падатиUkrainian
- پڑنا, گرناUrdu
- rớt, ngã, xuống, rơi, téVietnamese
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