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 falls falls

noun

  • a steep descent of the water of a river  ( falls, waterfall )
    a steep descent of the water of a river
  • the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)  ( falls )
    the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)


  •  Fall Fall

    noun

  • () the season when the leaves fall from the trees  ( autumn, fall )
    the season when the leaves fall from the trees
     in the fall of 1973
    in the fall of 1973
  • () a sudden drop from an upright position  ( spill, tumble, fall )
    a sudden drop from an upright position
     he had a nasty spill on the ice
    he had a nasty spill on the ice
  • () the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve  ( Fall )
    the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
     women have been blamed ever since the Fall
    women have been blamed ever since the Fall
  • () a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity  ( fall )
    a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
     a fall from virtue
    a fall from virtue
  • () a downward slope or bend  ( declension, declination, decline, descent, downslope, declivity, fall )
    a downward slope or bend
  • () the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)  ( capitulation, surrender, fall )
    the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
     they were protected until the capitulation of the fort
    they were protected until the capitulation of the fort
  • () a movement downward  ( fall )
    a movement downward
     the rise and fall of the tides
    the rise and fall of the tides
  • () a sudden decline in strength or number or importance  ( downfall, fall )
    a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
     the fall of the House of Hapsburg
    the fall of the House of Hapsburg
  • a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity  ( dip, fall, free fall, drop )
    a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
     a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
    a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
     there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
    there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
     a dip in prices
    a dip in prices
     when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall
    when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall
  • a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity  ( drop, fall )
    a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
     it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
    it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
  • when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat  ( fall, pin )
    when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  • the time of day immediately following sunset  ( crepuscle, crepuscule, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, twilight, nightfall, dusk )
    the time of day immediately following sunset
     he loved the twilight
    he loved the twilight
     they finished before the fall of night
    they finished before the fall of night
  • verb

  • () descend in free fall under the influence of gravity  ( fall )
    descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
     The branch fell from the tree
    The branch fell from the tree
     The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
    The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
  • () move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way  ( go down, descend, come down, fall )
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
     The temperature is going down
    The temperature is going down
     The barometer is falling
    The barometer is falling
     The curtain fell on the diva
    The curtain fell on the diva
     Her hand went up and then fell again
    Her hand went up and then fell again
  • () pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind  ( fall )
    pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
     fall into a trap
    fall into a trap
     She fell ill
    She fell ill
     They fell out of favor
    They fell out of favor
     Fall in love
    Fall in love
     fall asleep
    fall asleep
     fall prey to an imposter
    fall prey to an imposter
     fall into a strange way of thinking
    fall into a strange way of thinking
     she fell to pieces after she lost her work
    she fell to pieces after she lost her work
  • () come under, be classified or included  ( come, fall )
    come under, be classified or included
     fall into a category
    fall into a category
     This comes under a new heading
    This comes under a new heading
  • () suffer defeat, failure, or ruin  ( fall )
    suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
     We must stand or fall
    We must stand or fall
     fall by the wayside
    fall by the wayside
  • () fall from clouds  ( precipitate, come down, fall )
    fall from clouds
     rain, snow and sleet were falling
    rain, snow and sleet were falling
     Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
    Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
  • () decrease in size, extent, or range  ( fall, lessen, diminish, decrease )
    decrease in size, extent, or range
     The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
     The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    The cabin pressure fell dramatically
     her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
     his voice fell to a whisper
    his voice fell to a whisper
  • () occur at a specified time or place  ( fall )
    occur at a specified time or place
     Christmas falls on a Monday this year
    Christmas falls on a Monday this year
     The accent falls on the first syllable
    The accent falls on the first syllable
  • () be captured  ( fall )
    be captured
     The cities fell to the enemy
    The cities fell to the enemy
  • () touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly  ( shine, strike, fall )
    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
     Light fell on her face
    Light fell on her face
     The sun shone on the fields
    The sun shone on the fields
     The light struck the golden necklace
    The light struck the golden necklace
     A strange sound struck my ears
    A strange sound struck my ears
  • () die, as in battle or in a hunt  ( fall )
    die, as in battle or in a hunt
     Many soldiers fell at Verdun
    Many soldiers fell at Verdun
     Several deer have fallen to the same gun
    Several deer have fallen to the same gun
     The shooting victim fell dead
    The shooting victim fell dead
  • () to be given by assignment or distribution  ( fall )
    to be given by assignment or distribution
     The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team
    The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team
     The onus fell on us
    The onus fell on us
     The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student
    The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student
  • () lose office or power  ( fall )
    lose office or power
     The government fell overnight
    The government fell overnight
     The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
    The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
  • () yield to temptation or sin  ( fall )
    yield to temptation or sin
     Adam and Eve fell
    Adam and Eve fell
  • () move in a specified direction  ( fall )
    move in a specified direction
     The line of men fall forward
    The line of men fall forward
  • come as if by falling  ( descend, fall, settle )
    come as if by falling
     Night fell
    Night fell
     Silence fell
    Silence fell
  • go as if by falling  ( fall )
    go as if by falling
     Grief fell from our hearts
    Grief fell from our hearts
  • begin vigorously  ( fall )
    begin vigorously
     The prisoners fell to work right away
    The prisoners fell to work right away
  • be born, used chiefly of lambs  ( fall )
    be born, used chiefly of lambs
     The lambs fell in the afternoon
    The lambs fell in the afternoon
  • come out; issue  ( fall )
    come out; issue
     silly phrases fell from her mouth
    silly phrases fell from her mouth
  • be cast down  ( fall )
    be cast down
     his eyes fell
    his eyes fell
  • assume a disappointed or sad expression  ( fall )
    assume a disappointed or sad expression
     Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
    Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
     his crest fell
    his crest fell
  • fall or flow in a certain way  ( fall, flow, hang )
    fall or flow in a certain way
     This dress hangs well
    This dress hangs well
     Her long black hair flowed down her back
    Her long black hair flowed down her back
  • drop oneself to a lower or less erect position  ( fall )
    drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
     She fell back in her chair
    She fell back in her chair
     He fell to his knees
    He fell to his knees
  • lose an upright position suddenly  ( fall, fall down )
    lose an upright position suddenly
     The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
    The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
     Her hair fell across her forehead
    Her hair fell across her forehead
  • slope downward  ( fall )
    slope downward
     The hills around here fall towards the ocean
    The hills around here fall towards the ocean
  • be inherited by  ( devolve, fall, pass, return )
    be inherited by
     The estate fell to my sister
    The estate fell to my sister
     The land returned to the family
    The land returned to the family
     The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead
    The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead
  • fall to somebody by assignment or lot  ( fall, light )
    fall to somebody by assignment or lot
     The task fell to me
    The task fell to me
     It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
    It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
  • come into the possession of  ( accrue, fall )
    come into the possession of
     The house accrued to the oldest son
    The house accrued to the oldest son
  • to be given by right or inheritance  ( fall )
    to be given by right or inheritance
     The estate fell to the oldest daughter
    The estate fell to the oldest daughter
  • lose one's chastity  ( fall )
    lose one's chastity
     a fallen woman
    a fallen woman
  • be due  ( fall )
    be due
     payments fall on the 1st of the month
    payments fall on the 1st of the month