fall
noun.
the season when the leaves fall from the trees
in the fall of 1973
Synonym: autumn
noun.
a sudden drop from an upright position
he had a nasty spill on the ice
Synonym: spill, tumble
noun.
the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
women have been blamed ever since the Fall
noun.
a downward slope or bend
noun.
a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
a fall from virtue
noun.
a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
the fall of the House of Hapsburg
Synonym: downfall
noun.
a movement downward
the rise and fall of the tides
noun.
the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
they were protected until the capitulation of the fort
noun.
the time of day immediately following sunset
he loved the twilight|they finished before the fall of night
noun.
when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
Synonym: pin
noun.
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
Synonym: drop
noun.
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
Synonym: free fall, drop, dip
verb.
descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
The branch fell from the tree|The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
verb.
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
verb.
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
verb.
come under, be classified or included
fall into a category|This comes under a new heading
Synonym: come
verb.
fall from clouds
rain, snow and sleet were falling|Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
verb.
suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
We must stand or fall|fall by the wayside
verb.
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
verb.
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
Synonym: shine, strike
verb.
be captured
The cities fell to the enemy
verb.
occur at a specified time or place
Christmas falls on a Monday this year|The accent falls on the first syllable
verb.
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
verb.
yield to temptation or sin
Adam and Eve fell
verb.
lose office or power
The government fell overnight|The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
verb.
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
verb.
move in a specified direction
The line of men fall forward
verb.
be due
payments fall on the 1st of the month
verb.
lose one's chastity
a fallen woman
verb.
to be given by right or inheritance
The estate fell to the oldest daughter
verb.
come into the possession of
The house accrued to the oldest son
Synonym: accrue
verb.
fall to somebody by assignment or lot
The task fell to me|It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
Synonym: light
verb.
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
Synonym: devolve, pass, return
verb.
slope downward
The hills around here fall towards the ocean
verb.
lose an upright position suddenly
The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table|Her hair fell across her forehead
Synonym: fall down
verb.
drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
She fell back in her chair|He fell to his knees
verb.
fall or flow in a certain way
This dress hangs well|Her long black hair flowed down her back
Synonym: flow, hang
verb.
assume a disappointed or sad expression
Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off|his crest fell
verb.
be cast down
his eyes fell
verb.
come out; issue
silly phrases fell from her mouth
verb.
be born, used chiefly of lambs
The lambs fell in the afternoon
verb.
begin vigorously
The prisoners fell to work right away
verb.
go as if by falling
Grief fell from our hearts
verb.
come as if by falling
Night fell|Silence fell
Synonym: descend, settle
Antonym: rise