• (v. t.) To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.
  • (v. t.) To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees.
  • (v. t.) To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
  • (v. t.) To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
  • (v. t.) To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
  • (v. t.) To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.
  • (v. t.) To decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price etc.; to become less; as, the falls; stocks fell two points.
  • (v. t.) To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
  • (v. t.) To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin.
  • (v. t.) To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
  • (v. t.) To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance.
  • (v. t.) To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
  • (v. t.) To pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation.
  • (v. t.) To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
  • (v. t.) To come; to occur; to arrive.
  • (v. t.) To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.
  • (v. t.) To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
  • (v. t.) To belong or appertain.
  • (v. t.) To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.
  • (v. t.) To let fall; to drop.
  • (v. t.) To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
  • (v. t.) To diminish; to lessen or lower.
  • (v. t.) To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
  • (v. t.) To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
  • (n.) The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
  • (n.) The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
  • (n.) Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
  • (n.) Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.
  • (n.) The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol.
  • (n.) Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
  • (n.) A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
  • (n.) Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
  • (n.) Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; -- usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara.
  • (n.) The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice.
  • (n.) Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
  • (n.) The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
  • (n.) That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
  • (n.) The act of felling or cutting down.
  • (n.) Lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.
  • (n.) Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
  • (n.) That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.

Compare fall with other words:

fall vs. fast

fall vs. nall

falk vs. fall

fall vs. falx

fall vs. farl

fall vs. mall

fall vs. pall

fall vs. gall

fall vs. fill

fall vs. hall

call vs. fall

fall vs. full

fall vs. tall

ball vs. fall

all vs. fall

fall vs. wall

dive vs. fall

failure vs. fall

fall vs. spillway

cadence vs. fall

fall vs. separate

fall vs. land

fall vs. feel

aftermath vs. fall

droop vs. fall

fall vs. rine

fall vs. roration

fall vs. infralapsarian

fall vs. incidency

fall vs. stake

fall vs. reduce

fall vs. sink

fall vs. toddler

fall vs. help

fall vs. run

fail vs. fall

dwell vs. fall

fall vs. inertia

fall vs. slide

fall vs. weather

caducous vs. fall

fall vs. precipitant

fall vs. sile

cropper vs. fall

fall vs. flump

buster vs. fall

fall vs. halse

fall vs. winter

fall vs. seep

fall vs. lapse

fall vs. plump

brit vs. fall

fall vs. precipitation

fall vs. solstice

equinox vs. fall

fall vs. leaves

fall vs. sin

fall vs. header

fall vs. stumble

fall vs. spill

fall vs. prelapsarian

fall vs. undercut

fall vs. topple

fall vs. relapse

fall vs. trickle

dribble vs. fall

fall vs. opening

fall vs. harvest

fall vs. subside

fall vs. stagger

fall vs. souse

fall vs. incur

douse vs. fall

crater vs. fall

fall vs. felled

fall vs. labile

fall vs. tumble

fall vs. flop

fall vs. keel

fall vs. founder

aventure vs. fall

avale vs. fall

avalanche vs. fall

fall vs. scatter

bottom vs. fall

fall vs. semester

fall vs. sie

fall vs. parachute

fall vs. tank

decline vs. fall

break vs. fall

fall vs. rain

fall vs. windfall

fall vs. rainfall

fall vs. pratfall

fall vs. pitfall

fall vs. outfall

fall vs. offal

fall vs. nightfall

fall vs. landfall

fall vs. footfall

fall vs. fallfish

evenfall vs. fall

earthfall vs. fall

dewfall vs. fall

deadfall vs. fall

catfall vs. fall

backfall vs. fall

ascent vs. fall

downfall vs. fall

fall vs. rap

fall vs. reduction

decrease vs. fall

fall vs. lowering

descent vs. fall

ell vs. fall

fall vs. scots

fall vs. waterfall

fall vs. tackle

fall vs. power

fall vs. hoisting

drift vs. fall

fall vs. pin

fall vs. mat

fall vs. stone

fall vs. out

fall vs. wicket

fall vs. status

batsman vs. fall

fall vs. vacuum

fall vs. greatness

fall vs. fluid

befall vs. fall

fall vs. overfall

fall vs. misfall

fall vs. falling

fall vs. faller

fall vs. fallen

fall vs. smite

fall vs. rise

fall vs. fell

ascend vs. fall

fall vs. get

dip vs. fall

fall vs. responsibility

fall vs. vanquish

fall vs. overthrow

defeat vs. fall

beat vs. fall

fall vs. lower

fall vs. plunge

calamity vs. fall

fall vs. plummet

change vs. fall

befallen vs. fall

fall vs. fate

become vs. fall

chance vs. fall

arrive vs. fall

allot vs. fall

battle vs. fall

die vs. fall

defeated vs. fall

fall vs. overthrown

collapse vs. fall

fall vs. prostrate

deliberately vs. fall

drop vs. fall

descend vs. fall

fall vs. gravity

fall vs. increase

autumn vs. fall

fall vs. loss