HyperDic: fall

English > 44 senses of the word fall / Fall:
VERBmotionfalldescend in free fall under the influence of gravity
motionfall, descend, go down, come downmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
changefallpass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
stativefall, comecome under, be classified or included
weatherfall, precipitate, come downfall from clouds
socialfallsuffer defeat, failure, or ruin
stativefalldie, as in battle / battle or in a hunt / hunt
stativefall, shine, striketouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
possessionfallbe captured
changefalloccur at a specified time or place
changefall, decrease, diminish, lessendecrease in size, extent, or range
socialfallyield to temptation or sin
socialfalllose office or power
possessionfallto be given by assignment or distribution
motionfallmove in a specified direction
stativefallbe due
socialfalllose one's chastity
possessionfallto be given by right or inheritance
possessionfall, accruecome into the possession of
possessionfall, lightfall to somebody by assignment or lot
possessionfall, return, pass, devolvebe inherited by
motionfallslope downward
motionfall, fall downlose an upright position suddenly
motionfalldrop oneself to a lower or less erect position
contactfall, hang, flowfall or flow in a certain way
changefallassume a disappointed or sad expression
changefallbe cast down
changefallcome out
changefallbe born, used chiefly of lambs
changefallbegin vigorously
changefallgo as if by falling
changefall, descend, settlecome as if by falling
NOUNtimefall, autumnthe season when the leaves fall from the trees
actfall, spill, tumblea sudden drop from an upright position
eventFallthe lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
objectfall, descent, declivity, decline, declination, declension, downslopea downward slope or bend
actfalla lapse into sin
eventfall, downfalla sudden decline in strength or number or importance
eventfalla movement downward
actfall, capitulation, surrenderthe act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
timefall, twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, crepuscule, crepusclethe time of day immediately following sunset
eventfall, pinwhen a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
eventfall, dropa free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
attributefall, drop, dip, free falla sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
fall / Fall > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'l; fao'l
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English > fall: 44 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe season when the leaves fall from the trees.
Example"in the fall of 1973"
Synonymautumn
PartsIndian summer, Saint Martin's summerA period of unusually warm weather in the autumn
autumnal equinox, September equinox, fall equinoxSeptember 22
Broaderseason, time of yearOne of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
Spanishotoñada, otoño
Catalantardorada, tardor
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA sudden drop from an upright position.
Synonymsspill, tumble
NarrowerpratfallA fall onto your buttocks
wipeoutA spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
Broaderslip, tripAn accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
Spanishcaída
Catalancaiguda
Verbsfalldescend in free fall under the influence of gravity
falldrop oneself to a lower or less erect position
falllose an upright position suddenly
English > Fall: 44 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve.
Instance ofeventSomething that happens at a given place and time
Spanishcaída, pecado capital
Verbsfallyield to temptation or sin
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA downward slope or bend.
Synonymsdescent, declivity, decline, declination, declension, downslope
NarrowerdownhillThe downward slope of a hill
steepA steep place (as on a hill)
Broaderslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Oppositeascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradeAn upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Spanishbajada, caída, declinación, declive, declividad, descenso, inclinación, pendiente
Catalanbaixada, baixant, caiguda, declinació, declivi, inclinació, rost
Verbsfallslope downward
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity.
Example"a fall from virtue"
Broadersin, sinningAn act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
Spanishcaída
Verbsfallyield to temptation or sin
falllose one's chastity
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningA sudden decline in strength or number or importance.
Example"the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
Synonymdownfall
NarroweranticlimaxA disappointing decline after a previous rise
BroaderweakeningBecoming weaker
OppositeriseA growth in strength or number or importance
Spanishcaída, perdición, ruina
Catalancaiguda, perdició, ruïna
Verbsfalllose office or power
fallsuffer defeat, failure, or ruin
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 7, event
MeaningA movement downward.
Example"the rise and fall of the tides"
Broaderchange of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
Oppositerise, rising, ascent, ascensionA movement upward
Verbsfallmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions).
Synonymscapitulation, surrender
BroaderlossThe act of losing someone or something
Spanishcapitulación
Catalancapitulació
Verbsfallbe captured
falllose office or power
fallsuffer defeat, failure, or ruin
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 9, time
MeaningThe time of day immediately following sunset.
Example "they finished before the fall of night"
Synonymstwilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, crepuscule, crepuscle
Part ofevening, eve, even, eventideThe latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
NarrowernightA shortening of nightfall
Broaderhour, time of dayclock time
Spanishanochecer, anochecida, anochecido, atardecer, atardecida, crepuscle, crepúsculo, evenfall, gloam, ocaso
Catalancapvespre, crepuscle, crepuscle vespertí, evenfall, gloam, vespre
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 10, event
MeaningWhen a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat.
Synonympin
Part ofwrestling matchA match between wrestlers
Narrowertakedown(amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
Broadervictory, triumphA successful ending of a struggle or contest / contest
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 11, event
MeaningA free and rapid descent by the force of gravity.
Synonymdrop
Narrowerfree fallThe ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field
plungeA steep and rapid fall
precipitationThe act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
BroaderdescentA movement downward
gravitationmovement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
Spanishcaída, despeño
Catalancaiguda
Adjectivesprelapsarianof or relating to the time before the Fall of Adam and Eve
Verbsfalldescend in free fall under the influence of gravity
falllose an upright position suddenly
English > fall: 44 senses > noun 12, attribute
MeaningA sudden sharp decrease in some quantity.
Example "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
Synonymsdrop, dip, free fall
NarrowercorrectionA drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases / increases
voltage dropA decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing
Broaderdecrease, decrementThe amount by which something decreases
Spanishbajada, baja, bajón, caída, descenso
Catalanbaixada, baixa, caiguda, descendiment, descens
Verbsfalldecrease in size, extent, or range
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdescend in free fall under the influence of gravity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar toprecipitate, come down, fallfall from clouds
Spanishcaerse, caer
Catalancaure
Nounsfalla sudden drop from an upright position
falla free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
fallera person who falls
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe airplane is sure to fall
Example "The barometer is falling"
Synonymsdescend, go down, come down
Caused byfell, drop, strike down, cut downCause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring downMove something or somebody to a lower position
Entailed bychute, parachute, jumpJump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
Narroweralight, climb downCome down
avalanche, roll downGather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
cascade, cascade downrush down in big quantities, like a cascade
crashfall or come down violently
decline, slump, correctgo down in value
dive, plunge, plunkDrop steeply
dripfall in drops
dropTo fall vertically
flopfall suddenly and abruptly
pitchfall or plunge / plunge forward
plopDrop with the sound of something falling into water
pounce, swoopMove down on as if in an attack
precipitatefall vertically, sharply, or headlong
prolapseSlip or fall out of place, as of body parts
rappel, abseil, rope downlower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
set, go down, go underdisappear beyond the horizon
sink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
sink, subsidedescend into or as if into some soft substance or place
tumble, topplefall down, as if collapsing
unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get downAlight from (a horse)
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
See alsofall inbreak down, literally or metaphorically
Oppositeascend, go upTravel up, "We ascended the mountain"
rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseMove upward
Spanishbajar, caer, descender
Catalandavallar, descendir
Nounsfalla movement downward
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "fall into a trap"
  • "Fall in love"
  • "fall asleep"
  • "fall prey to an imposter"
  • "fall into a strange way of thinking"
NarrowerdropFall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death
fall in loveBegin to experience feelings of love / love towards
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
See alsobreak, separate, split up, fall apart, come apartBecome separated / separated into pieces or fragments
crumble, fall apartbreak or fall apart into fragments
fall back, drop off, fall behind, recederetreat
fall forBe deceived / deceived, duped, or entrapped by
fall through, fall flat, founder, flopfail utterly
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behindhang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
slip, drop off, drop away, fall awayget worse
Spanishcaer
Catalancaure
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningCome under, be classified or included.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"fall into a category"
Synonymcome
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishencontrarse, estar
Catalanestar
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 5, weather
Meaningfall from clouds.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"rain, snow and sleet were falling"
Synonymsprecipitate, come down
Entailscondense, distill, distilUndergo condensation
Narrowerhailprecipitate as small ice particles
rain, rain downprecipitate as rain
sleetprecipitate as a mixture of rain and snow
snowfall as snow
spatcome down like raindrops
Similar tofalldescend in free fall under the influence of gravity
Spanishbajar, caer, precipitar
Catalancaure
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 6, social
MeaningSuffer defeat, failure, or ruin.
PatternSomebody ----s
Examples
  • "We must stand or fall"
  • "fall by the wayside"
Broaderfail, go wrong, miscarryBe unsuccessful
Spanishfracasar
Nounsfallthe act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
falla sudden decline in strength or number or importance
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 7, stative
Meaningdie, as in battle / battle or in a hunt / hunt.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"
Broaderdie, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itPass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain / sustain life
Similar tofallBe captured
fallLose office or power
Spanishcaer
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 8, stative
Meaningtouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsshine, strike
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Spanishbrillar
Catalanbrillar
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 9, possession
MeaningBe captured.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderyieldCease opposition
Similar tofalldie, as in battle / battle or in a hunt / hunt
Spanishcaer
Nounsfallthe act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 10, change
Meaningoccur at a specified time or place.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"
  • "The accent falls on the first syllable"
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Similar tofallBe due
Spanishcaer
Catalancaure
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningdecrease in size, extent, or range.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsdecrease, diminish, lessen
Entailed byscale downReduce proportionally
Narrowerabate, let up, slack off, slack, die awayBecome less in amount or intensity
boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrateBe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left
breakdiminish or discontinue abruptly
breakfall sharply
de-escalatediminish in size, scope, or intensity
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardLose velocity
decline, go down, waneGrow smaller
decrescendoGrow quieter
deflateBecome deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
depreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalueLose in value
drop offfall or diminish
dwindle, dwindle away, dwindle downBecome smaller or lose substance
ease up, ease off, slacken off, flagBecome less intense
remitdiminish or abate
shortenBecome short or shorter
shrink, contractBecome smaller or draw together
shrink, shriveldecrease in size, range, or extent
shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherwither, as with a loss of moisture
taperdiminish gradually
thin outBecome sparser
vanish, fly, vaporizedecrease rapidly and disappear
waneBecome smaller
wanedecrease in phase
weakenBecome weaker
Broaderchange magnitudechange in size or magnitude
OppositeincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishconsumirse, desmoronarse, disminuir, menguar, mermar, reducirse
Catalanatenuar, disminuir, esmorteir, minorar, mitigar, rebaixar, reduir, remetre
Nounsfalla sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 12, social
MeaningYield to temptation or sin.
PatternSomebody ----s
BroaderfallLose one's chastity
sin, transgress, trespasscommit a sin
Similar tofallLose one's chastity
Spanishcaer
NounsFallthe lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
falla lapse into sin
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 13, social
MeaningLose office or power.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderleave office, quit, step down, resignGive up or retire from a position
Similar tofalldie, as in battle / battle or in a hunt / hunt
Spanishcaer
Nounsfallthe act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
falla sudden decline in strength or number or importance
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 14, possession
MeaningTo be given by assignment or distribution.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Similar tofall, lightfall to somebody by assignment or lot
fallTo be given by right or inheritance
Spanishtocar
Catalantocar
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 15, motion
MeaningMove in a specified direction.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The line of men fall forward"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 16, stative
MeaningBe due.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"payments fall on the 1st of the month"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar tofalloccur at a specified time or place
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 17, social
MeaningLose one's chastity.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"a fallen woman"
NarrowerfallYield to temptation or sin
Similar tofallYield to temptation or sin
Nounsfalla lapse into sin
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 18, possession
MeaningTo be given by right or inheritance.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Similar tofallTo be given by assignment or distribution
Spanishcorresponder, tocar
Catalanpertocar, tocar
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 19, possession
MeaningCome into the possession of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymaccrue
Broaderchange hands, change ownersBe transferred to another owner
Similar tofall, lightfall to somebody by assignment or lot
fall, return, pass, devolveBe inherited by
Spanishacrecentar, acumularse, recaer
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 20, possession
Meaningfall to somebody by assignment or lot.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymlight
Broaderfall, return, pass, devolveBe inherited by
Similar toaccrue, fallCome into the possession of
fallTo be given by assignment or distribution
Spanishiluminar, recaer
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 21, possession
MeaningBe inherited by.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsreturn, pass, devolve
Narrowerfall, lightfall to somebody by assignment or lot
Broaderchange hands, change ownersBe transferred to another owner
Similar toaccrue, fallCome into the possession of
Spanishreincorporar, retornar
Catalanreincorporar, retornar
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 22, motion
Meaningslope downward.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
Broaderslope, incline, pitchBe at an angle
Spanishdescender
Nounsfalla downward slope or bend
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 23, motion
MeaningLose an upright position suddenly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymfall down
Broaderchange postureUndergo a change in bodily posture
Similar tofallDrop oneself to a lower or less erect position
Spanishcaer
Catalancaure
Nounsfalla sudden drop from an upright position
falla free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 24, motion
MeaningDrop oneself to a lower or less erect position.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderchange postureUndergo a change in bodily posture
Similar tofall, fall downLose an upright position suddenly
Nounsfalla sudden drop from an upright position
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 25, contact
Meaningfall or flow in a certain way.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun
Synonymshang, flow
Spanishcaer
Catalancaure
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 26, change
Meaningassume a disappointed or sad expression.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tofallBe cast down
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 27, change
MeaningBe cast down.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tofallassume a disappointed or sad expression
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 28, change
MeaningCome out; issue.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Broaderissue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egressCome out of
Spanishsalir
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 29, change
Meaningbe born, used chiefly of lambs.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderbe bornCome into existence through birth
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 30, change
MeaningBegin vigorously.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Broaderget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 31, change
Meaninggo as if by falling.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Broaderdisappear, vanish, go awayGet lost, as without warning or explanation
Similar tofall, descend, settleCome as if by falling
Spanishcaer
English > fall: 44 senses > verb 32, change
MeaningCome as if by falling.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsdescend, settle
BroadercomeCome to pass
Similar tofallgo as if by falling
Spanishasentarse, caer, descender

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