Synonyms for fall

Synonyms for (noun) fall

Synonyms: surrender, fall, capitulation

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

Usage: they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

Similar words: loss

Definition: the act of losing someone or something

Usage: everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock


Synonyms: fall, tumble, spill

Definition: a sudden drop from an upright position

Usage: he had a nasty spill on the ice

Similar words: slip, trip

Definition: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

Usage: he blamed his slip on the ice; the jolt caused many slips and a few spills


Synonyms: fall

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

Usage: a fall from virtue

Similar words: sin, sinning

Definition: an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: decrease, decrement

Definition: the amount by which something decreases


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: gravitation

Definition: movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction

Usage: irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps


Similar words: descent

Definition: a movement downward


Synonyms: fall

Definition: a movement downward

Usage: the rise and fall of the tides

Similar words: change of location, travel

Definition: a movement through space that changes the location of something


Synonyms: downfall, fall

Definition: a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

Usage: the fall of the House of Hapsburg

Similar words: weakening

Definition: becoming weaker


Synonyms: pin, fall

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

Similar words: triumph, victory

Definition: a successful ending of a struggle or contest

Usage: a narrow victory; the general always gets credit for his army's victory; clinched a victory; convincing victory; the agreement was a triumph for common sense


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: event

Definition: something that happens at a given place and time


Synonyms: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall

Definition: a downward slope or bend

Similar words: slope, side, incline

Definition: an elevated geological formation

Usage: he climbed the steep slope; the house was built on the side of a mountain


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: hour, time of day

Definition: clock time

Usage: the hour is getting late


Synonyms: fall, autumn

Definition: the season when the leaves fall from the trees

Usage: in the fall of 1973

Similar words: time of year, season

Definition: one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions

Usage: the regular sequence of the seasons

Synonyms for (verb) fall

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change magnitude

Definition: change in size or magnitude


Synonyms: descend, settle, fall

Definition: come as if by falling

Usage: Night fell; Silence fell

Similar words: come

Definition: come to pass; arrive, as in due course

Usage: The first success came three days later; It came as a shock; Dawn comes early in June


Synonyms: fall

Definition: go as if by falling

Usage: Grief fell from our hearts

Similar words: disappear, vanish, go away

Definition: get lost, as without warning or explanation

Usage: He disappeared without a trace


Synonyms: fall

Definition: occur at a specified time or place

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

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important


Synonyms: fall

Definition: begin vigorously

Usage: The prisoners fell to work right away

Similar words: commence, start, start out, set about, set out, get, get down, begin

Definition: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

Usage: We began working at dawn; Who will start?; Get working as soon as the sun rises!; The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia; He began early in the day; Let's get down to work now


Synonyms: fall

Definition: be born, used chiefly of lambs

Usage: The lambs fell in the afternoon

Similar words: be born

Definition: come into existence through birth

Usage: She was born on a farm


Synonyms: fall

Definition: come out; issue

Usage: silly phrases fell from her mouth

Similar words: egress, issue, emerge, go forth, come forth, come out

Definition: come out of

Usage: Water issued from the hole in the wall; The words seemed to come out by themselves


Synonyms: fall

Definition: be cast down

Usage: his eyes fell

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: fall

Definition: assume a disappointed or sad expression

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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: fall

Definition: drop oneself to a lower or less erect position

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

Similar words: change posture

Definition: undergo a change in bodily posture


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change posture

Definition: undergo a change in bodily posture


Synonyms: fall

Definition: slope downward

Usage: The hills around here fall towards the ocean

Similar words: slope, incline, pitch

Definition: be at an angle

Usage: The terrain sloped down


Synonyms: fall

Definition: move in a specified direction

Usage: The line of men fall forward

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change hands, change owners

Definition: be transferred to another owner

Usage: This restaurant changed hands twice last year


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: fall, accrue

Definition: come into the possession of

Usage: The house accrued to the oldest son

Similar words: change hands, change owners

Definition: be transferred to another owner

Usage: This restaurant changed hands twice last year


Synonyms: fall

Definition: be captured

Usage: The cities fell to the enemy

Similar words: yield

Definition: cease opposition; stop fighting


Synonyms: fall

Definition: lose office or power

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

Similar words: resign, quit, leave office, step down

Definition: give up or retire from a position

Usage: The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month; The chairman resigned over the financial scandal


Synonyms: fall

Definition: suffer defeat, failure, or ruin

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

Similar words: fail, miscarry, go wrong

Definition: be unsuccessful

Usage: Where do today's public schools fail?; The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably


Synonyms: fall

Definition: yield to temptation or sin

Usage: Adam and Eve fell

Similar words: sin, trespass, transgress

Definition: commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law


Similar words: fall

Definition: lose one's chastity

Usage: a fallen woman


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: snuff it, buy the farm, choke, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

Definition: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Usage: She died from cancer; The children perished in the fire; The patient went peacefully; The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102


Synonyms: fall

Definition: be due

Usage: payments fall on the 1st of the month

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: come, fall

Definition: come under, be classified or included

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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer