Definition of FALLEN

verb : FALLEN

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 pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student" ;

  • 15. (

    ) move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward" ;

  • 16. (

    ) be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month" ;

  • 17. (

    ) lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman" ;

  • 18. (

    ) to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter" ;

  • 19. (

    ) come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son" ;

  • 20. (

    ) fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" ;

  • 21. (

    ) be inherited by; "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" ;

  • 22. (

    ) slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean" ;

  • 23. (

    ) lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead" ;

  • 24. (

    ) drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees" ;

  • 25. (

    ) fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back" ;

  • 26. (

    ) assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell" ;

  • 27. (

    ) be cast down; "his eyes fell" ;

  • 28. (

    ) come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth" ;

  • 29. (

    ) be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon" ;

  • 30. (

    ) begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away" ;

  • 31. (

    ) go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts" ;