fall (Meaning)


fall (n)

the season when the leaves fall from the trees

a sudden drop from an upright position

the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve

a downward slope or bend

a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity

a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

a movement downward

the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

the time of day immediately following sunset

when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity


fall (v)

descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind

come under, be classified or included

fall from clouds

suffer defeat, failure, or ruin

die, as in battle or in a hunt

touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

be captured

occur at a specified time or place

decrease in size, extent, or range

yield to temptation or sin

lose office or power

to be given by assignment or distribution

move in a specified direction

be due

lose one's chastity

to be given by right or inheritance

come into the possession of

fall to somebody by assignment or lot

be inherited by

slope downward

lose an upright position suddenly

drop oneself to a lower or less erect position

fall or flow in a certain way

assume a disappointed or sad expression

be cast down

come out; issue

be born, used chiefly of lambs

begin vigorously

go as if by falling

come as if by falling


fall (v. t.)

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.


fall (n.)

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.

fall Sentence Examples

  1. The leaves began to fall from the trees, signaling the arrival of autumn.
  2. The hiker had a bad fall and broke his ankle.
  3. The government's popularity has fallen since the recent scandal.
  4. The stock market is experiencing a sharp fall.
  5. The pianist took a fall during her performance, but she quickly recovered and continued playing.
  6. The old man had a fall and was taken to the hospital.
  7. The company's profits have fallen significantly in the past year.
  8. The temperature has fallen dramatically since yesterday.
  9. The government has fallen, and a new election will be held.
  10. The acrobat performed a spectacular fall from the trapeze, landing safely in the net below.

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The leaves began to fall from the trees, signaling the arrival of autumn.

The hiker had a bad fall and broke his ankle.

The government's popularity has fallen since the recent scandal.

The stock market is experiencing a sharp fall.