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Definition of Fall

  • 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 price 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; as, 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 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.
  • the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
  • a sudden drop from an upright position
  • a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
  • a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
  • a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
  • a movement downward
  • a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
  • when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  • the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
  • a downward slope or bend
  • the time of day immediately following sunset
  • the season when the leaves fall from the trees
  • pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
  • decrease in size, extent, or range
  • come as if by falling
  • go as if by falling
  • occur at a specified time or place
  • begin vigorously
  • be born, used chiefly of lambs
  • come out; issue
  • be cast down
  • assume a disappointed or sad expression
  • fall or flow in a certain way
  • move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  • descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
  • drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
  • lose an upright position suddenly
  • slope downward
  • move in a specified direction
  • be inherited by
  • fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  • come into the possession of
  • be captured
  • to be given by assignment or distribution
  • to be given by right or inheritance
  • lose office or power
  • suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
  • yield to temptation or sin
  • lose one's chastity
  • touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  • die, as in battle or in a hunt
  • be due
  • come under, be classified or included
  • fall from clouds

How to use fall in a sentence. Fall pronunciation.

And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
If you get a fall out of the man at the top, you're solid with the Legion.
The ages have gone, and the rest of the world has changed, but Egypt is the same Egypt, the Nile rises and falls, and the old lean years and fat years come and go.
He could have realised fully the fierce, blinding passion for revenge which had almost overcome Nahoum's calculating mind in the dark night, with his foe in the next room, which had driven him suddenly from his bed to fall upon David, only to find Mahommed Hassan watching-also with the instinct of the Oriental.
It was the voice of Zaida, who, preying upon his superstitious mind-she knew the hallucination which possessed him concerning her he had cast to the lions-and having given the terrible secret to Kaid, whom she had ever loved, would still save Harrik from the sure vengeance which must fall upon him.
That is to say, it was necessary to cut down trees here and there and make them fall in such a way as to form a sort of enclosure (with pretty wide gaps in it).
He always let his ponderous syllables fall with an easy unconsciousness that left them wholly without offensiveness.
And then she falls a weeping; which so much moves the amorous Cocks-comb, that he falls a kissing her, and giving her all the good Words that can be; cursing his Wife, and calling her all to nought; and telling his Miss that he loves none but her.
The Less, the Better then; whence this will fall, He's perfect that hath none at all.
The lean, wiry, and very active man did not usually fall into these fits of total enervation excepting in the daytime, for after sundown a wonderful change would come over the gray-headed veteran, who nevertheless still displayed much youthful energy in the exercise of his official duties.
If he hurried forward to save her by a hasty grip, and if this manoeuvre failed, she would fling herself irredeemably into the abyss: if he left her to herself, the stone to which she clung would get looser and looser, and as soon as it fell she would certainly fall too.
She closed her eyes, felt vaguely and in vain in the air for some holdfast, her head fell powerless on one side, and before her cheek sank upon her shoulder she uttered one feeble cry of distress, for she felt as if all her limbs were dropping from her body, as leaves in autumn fall from the boughs, and she fell back unconscious on the stony couch which Paulus had constructed for her.
Paulus had rescued her from the fall, but now-as he came up to her with two pieces of stone which were slightly hollowed, so that he had been able to bring some fresh water in them, and which he held level with great difficulty, walking with the greatest care-he thought that inexorable death had only too soon returned to claim the victim he had snatched from him, for Sirona's head hung down upon her breast, her face was sunk towards her lap, and at the back of her head, where her abundant hair parted into two flowing tresses, Paulus observed on the snowy neck of the insensible woman a red spot which the sun must have burnt there.
She opened her umbrella, for heavy drops had begun to fall; they pattered on Cobb's hard felt hat, and Louise tried to shelter him as well as herself.
It was all her fault, and upon her let all the blame fall.
Of course they at first fall an easy prey to the men who have the gift of eloquence; for nothing hypnotises a woman more speedily than noble sentiments in the mouth of a man.
He falls back on the sofa, and Elena, thinking he has fainted, calls for help.
Nature herself could hardly be colder or more passive than the woman with whom it was Bazarov's bad luck to fall in love.
But Gemma falls into no group, nor is there any other woman in Turgenev with whom one instinctively classifies or compares her.
From a curious hint that he once let fall, reenforced by the manner in which the poor epileptic in "The Karamazov Brothers" acquired the falling sickness, we cannot help thinking that its origin came from a blow given in anger by his father.

Examples of Fall

Example #1
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
Example #2
A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
Example #3
And if the man at the top gets up again and salaams and strokes your hand, and says, 'Be my brother,' then it's a full Nile, and the fig-tree putteth forth its tender branches, and the date-palm flourisheth, and at the village pond the thanksgiving turkey gobbles and is glad.
Example #4
But you, Mr. Claridge, you clinch with the strong man at the top, and, down below, you've got as your partners the poor man, whose name is Legion.
Example #5
Though I am in truth a Turk, and those who serve and rob me here are Turks, yet the fellah is the same as he was five thousand years ago.
Example #6
Thy name is a good name; well-being may follow thee.