HyperDic: downfall

English > 3 senses of the word downfall:
NOUNeventdownfall, ruin, ruinationfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation
phenomenondownfall, precipitationthe falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
eventdownfall, falla sudden decline in strength or number or importance
downfall > pronunciation
Soundsdaw'nfao.l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > downfall: 3 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
Synonymsruin, ruination
NarrowerfinishThe downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict / conflict / conflict)
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishcaída, decadencia, descenso, hundimiento, ruina
Catalancaiguda, decadència, decaïment, deperdició
English > downfall: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist).
Synonymprecipitation
Partsice crystal, snow mist, diamond dust, poudrin, ice needle, frost snow, frost mistsmall crystals of ice
Narrowerfine sprayprecipitation in very small drops
hailprecipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
rain, rainfallwater falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
sleetpartially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)
snow, snowfallprecipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
virgalight wispy precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground (especially when the lower air is low in humidity)
Broaderweather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionThe atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
Spanishprecipitación
Catalanprecipitació
English > downfall: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA sudden decline in strength or number or importance.
Synonymfall
NarroweranticlimaxA disappointing decline after a previous rise
BroaderweakeningBecoming weaker
OppositeriseA growth in strength or number or importance
Spanishcaída, perdición, ruina
Catalancaiguda, perdició, ruïna

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