Definition of FALL

noun : FALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides" ;

  • 10. (

    ) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat ;

  • 11. (

    ) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height" ;

  • 12. (

    ) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "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" ;

verb : FALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse" ;

  • 2. (

    ) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again" ;

  • 3. (

    ) pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading" ;

  • 5. (

    ) fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum" ;

  • 6. (

    ) suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside" ;

  • 7. (

    ) die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead" ;

  • 8. (

    ) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears" ;

  • 9. (

    ) be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy" ;

  • 10. (

    ) occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable" ;

  • 11. (

    ) decrease in size, extent, or range; "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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell" ;

  • 13. (

    ) lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen" ;

  • 14. (

    ) to be given by assignment or distribution; "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pr