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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallsnoun

    the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)

  2. waterfall, fallsnoun

    a steep descent of the water of a river


  1. fallsnoun

    A waterfall.


  1. falls

    Falls refers to the act or instance of accidentally or unexpectedly dropping down or collapsing due to loss of balance or control, often leading to injury. It can also refer to natural features such as waterfalls where a stream or river drops from a height. The term can also indicate a decline or decrease in a particular aspect, like prices, rates, or standards.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. falls

    When a ship is not flush, this is the term given to those risings of some parts of her decks (which she may have) more than others.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FALLS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Falls is ranked #4865 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Falls surname appeared 7,250 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Falls.

    72.3% or 5,244 total occurrences were White.
    21.8% or 1,584 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 176 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 160 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 36 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'falls' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4310

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'falls' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4234

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of falls in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of falls in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of falls in a Sentence

  1. Mayor Bob Anderson:

    International Falls's business as usual. All the businesses are open in town.

  2. Julia Pollak:

    The recent decline in temp staffing is mostly the result of a healthy recovery in full-time, in-house hiring, but if it falls much below 3 million, I think that would be a warning sign as well.

  3. James Thurber:

    I loathe the expression What makes him tick. It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.

  4. Vande Hei:

    So, when we are on the space station that's a capability that we need to maintain somehow. But, we also want to start having these new capabilities, like you mentioned, with the Artemis program, it's going to be really hard if we can't do both of those things, all of those things, if all of the burden of that falls on the taxpayer.

  5. The FBI:

    They coerce victims to pay a quick ransom before the scheme falls apart.

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