Definitions for fall

Definitions for (noun) fall

Main entry: surrender, fall, capitulation

Definition: the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

Usage: they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

Main entry: fall, tumble, spill

Definition: a sudden drop from an upright position

Usage: he had a nasty spill on the ice

Main entry: fall

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

Usage: a fall from virtue

Main entry: dip, drop, fall, free fall

Definition: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

Usage: 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

Main entry: fall, drop

Definition: a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

Usage: it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

Main entry: fall

Definition: a movement downward

Usage: the rise and fall of the tides

Main entry: downfall, fall

Definition: a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

Usage: the fall of the House of Hapsburg

Main entry: pin, fall

Definition: when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

Main entry: Fall

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

Usage: women have been blamed ever since the Fall

Main entry: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall

Definition: a downward slope or bend

Main entry: twilight, fall, evenfall, gloam, gloaming, dusk, crepuscle, crepuscule, nightfall

Definition: the time of day immediately following sunset

Usage: he loved the twilight; they finished before the fall of night

Main entry: fall, autumn

Definition: the season when the leaves fall from the trees

Usage: in the fall of 1973

Definitions for (verb) fall

Main entry: fall

Definition: pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind

Usage: 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

Main entry: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: 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

Main entry: descend, settle, fall

Definition: come as if by falling

Usage: Night fell; Silence fell

Main entry: fall

Definition: go as if by falling

Usage: Grief fell from our hearts

Main entry: fall

Definition: occur at a specified time or place

Usage: Christmas falls on a Monday this year; The accent falls on the first syllable

Main entry: fall

Definition: begin vigorously

Usage: The prisoners fell to work right away

Main entry: fall

Definition: be born, used chiefly of lambs

Usage: The lambs fell in the afternoon

Main entry: fall

Definition: come out; issue

Usage: silly phrases fell from her mouth

Main entry: fall

Definition: be cast down

Usage: his eyes fell

Main entry: fall

Definition: assume a disappointed or sad expression

Usage: Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off; his crest fell

Main entry: hang, flow, fall

Definition: fall or flow in a certain way

Usage: This dress hangs well; Her long black hair flowed down her back

Main entry: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Main entry: fall

Definition: descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

Usage: The branch fell from the tree; The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

Main entry: fall

Definition: drop oneself to a lower or less erect position

Usage: She fell back in her chair; He fell to his knees

Main entry: fall, fall down

Definition: lose an upright position suddenly

Usage: The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table; Her hair fell across her forehead

Main entry: fall

Definition: slope downward

Usage: The hills around here fall towards the ocean

Main entry: fall

Definition: move in a specified direction

Usage: The line of men fall forward

Main entry: devolve, return, fall, pass

Definition: be inherited by

Usage: 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

Main entry: light, fall

Definition: fall to somebody by assignment or lot

Usage: The task fell to me; It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims

Main entry: fall, accrue

Definition: come into the possession of

Usage: The house accrued to the oldest son

Main entry: fall

Definition: be captured

Usage: The cities fell to the enemy

Main entry: fall

Definition: to be given by assignment or distribution

Usage: 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

Main entry: fall

Definition: to be given by right or inheritance

Usage: The estate fell to the oldest daughter

Main entry: fall

Definition: lose office or power

Usage: The government fell overnight; The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen

Main entry: fall

Definition: suffer defeat, failure, or ruin

Usage: We must stand or fall; fall by the wayside

Main entry: fall

Definition: yield to temptation or sin

Usage: Adam and Eve fell

Main entry: fall

Definition: lose one's chastity

Usage: a fallen woman

Main entry: strike, shine, fall

Definition: touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Usage: Light fell on her face; The sun shone on the fields; The light struck the golden necklace; A strange sound struck my ears

Main entry: fall

Definition: die, as in battle or in a hunt

Usage: Many soldiers fell at Verdun; Several deer have fallen to the same gun; The shooting victim fell dead

Main entry: fall

Definition: be due

Usage: payments fall on the 1st of the month

Main entry: come, fall

Definition: come under, be classified or included

Usage: fall into a category; This comes under a new heading

Main entry: precipitate, come down, fall

Definition: fall from clouds

Usage: rain, snow and sleet were falling; Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Visual thesaurus for fall