What is fall?

  • (verb): Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly.
    Synonyms: shine, strike
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fall:

Athena (video game) - Story
... As she dared cross the doorway, it caused her to fall from the skies and to another realm called Fantasy World, which was dominated by the evil Emperor Dante ... After she lost her flowing dress while it helped catch the wind during her fall, the perilous adventures of Princess Athena began as she landed in a wilderness ... Be Opened B", disregarding her loyal maid Helene's advice, and they both fall to Elysium World where they face off against other villains ...
Protect And Survive - Media - Television - List of Episodes
... Effects of atomic weapons The Warnings (253) Attack, fall-out and all-clear warnings What To Do When the Warnings Sound (228) “Immediate action” drill Stay at Home (140 ...
Fall From Grace - Music - Songs
... From Grace, song from the 1987 album Monolith by Amebix "Fall from Grace", 1995 song from Amanda Marshall (album), Amanda Marshall's debut album Fall From Grace (RMS single ...
Fall Weiss (1939)
... Fall Weiss ("Case White", "Plan White" German spelling Fall Weiß) was the Nazi strategic plan for the invasion of Poland ...
Iran At The 1948 Summer Olympics - Results By Event - Wrestling
... Round 7 / 8 Rank Mansour Raeisi 52 kg Jernigan (USA) L 0–3 Harris (AUS) W Fall Jadhav (IND) W Fall Balamir (TUR) L 0–3 Did not advance 4 Hassan Saadian 62 kg Bilge (TUR) L Fall ...

More definitions of "fall":

  • (noun): A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity.
    Example: "A fall from virtue"
  • (noun): A sudden drop from an upright position.
    Synonyms: spill, tumble
  • (verb): Lose office or power.
    Example: "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
  • (verb): Begin vigorously.
    Example: "The prisoners fell to work right away"
  • (noun): A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity.
    Synonyms: drop
  • (verb): Slope downward.
    Example: "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
  • (verb): Yield to temptation or sin.
    Example: "Adam and Eve fell"
  • (verb): Come into the possession of.
    Synonyms: accrue
  • (noun): A movement downward.
    Example: "The rise and fall of the tides"
  • (verb): To be given by assignment or distribution.
    Example: "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the yougest student"
  • (verb): Move in a specified direction.
    Example: "The line of men fall forward"
  • (verb): Lose an upright position suddenly.
    Synonyms: fall down
  • (verb): Go as if by falling.
    Example: "Grief fell from our hearts"
  • (verb): Be born, used chiefly of lambs.
    Example: "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
  • (verb): Come under, be classified or included.
    Example: "Fall into a category"
    Synonyms: come
  • (noun): The season when the leaves fall from the trees.
    Example: "In the fall of 1973"
    Synonyms: autumn
  • (verb): Assume a disappointed or sad expression.
    Example: "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
  • (noun): When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat.
    Synonyms: pin
  • (verb): Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin.
    Example: "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
  • (verb): To be given by right or inheritance.
    Example: "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
  • (noun): A sudden decline in strength or number or importance.
    Example: "The fall of the House of Hapsburg"
    Synonyms: downfall
  • (verb): Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind.
    Example: "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): Fall or flow in a certain way.
    Synonyms: hang, flow
  • (verb): Lose one's chastity.
    Example: "A fallen woman"
  • (verb): Be cast down.
    Example: "His eyes fell"
  • (verb): Fall to somebody by assignment or lot.
    Synonyms: light
  • (verb): Come out; issue.
    Example: "Silly phrases fell from her mouth"
  • (verb): Die, as in battle or in a hunt.
    Example: "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
  • (verb): Be due.
    Example: "Payments fall on the 1st of the month"
  • (verb): Be captured.
    Example: "The cities fell to the enemy"
  • (verb): Decrease in size, extent, or range.
    Example: "Her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"
    Synonyms: decrease, diminish, lessen
  • (verb): Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position.
    Example: "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
  • (noun): The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve.
    Example: "Women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
  • (noun): A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity.
    Example: "When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
    Synonyms: drop, dip, free fall
  • (verb): Occur at a specified time or place.
    Example: "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
  • (verb): Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity.
    Example: "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

Famous quotes containing the word fall:

    Where mass opinion dominates the government, there is a morbid derangement of the true functions of power. The derangement brings about the enfeeblement, verging on paralysis, of the capacity to govern. This breakdown in the constitutional order is the cause of the precipitate and catastrophic decline of Western society. It may, if it cannot be arrested and reversed, bring about the fall of the West.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.
    Agnes Repplier (1858–1950)

    I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man: wine is not so noble a liquor; and think of dashing the hopes of a morning with a cup of warm coffee, or of an evening with a dish of tea! Ah, how low I fall when I am tempted by them! Even music may be intoxicating. Such apparently slight causes destroyed Greece and Rome, and will destroy England and America.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)