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Definition of Fall

Fall

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
  4. To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
  5. To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
  6. To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.
  7. 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.
  8. To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
  9. 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.
  10. To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
  11. To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance.
  12. To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
  13. 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.
  14. To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
  15. To come; to occur; to arrive.
  16. To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.
  17. 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.
  18. To belong or appertain.
  19. To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.
  20. To let fall; to drop.
  21. To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
  22. To diminish; to lessen or lower.
  23. To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
  24. To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
  25. 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.
  26. The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
  27. Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
  28. Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.
  29. The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol.
  30. Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
  31. A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
  32. Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
  36. The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
  37. That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
  38. The act of felling or cutting down.
  39. 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.
  40. Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
  41. That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.

Fall Quotations

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. - Victor Kiam
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
Martin Lawrence

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Steve Jobs

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman
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Fall Translations

fall in Afrikaans is afval, val
fall in Danish is falde, fald
fall in Dutch is vallen, neervallen, afvallen, storten
fall in Finnish is pudota
fall in French is automnal, plongeon, choyons, choir, chois, choisez
fall in German is absinken, fallen, fallen
fall in Italian is caduta, abbassarsi, depressione, autunno
fall in Latin is lapsus, ruo, decido
fall in Portuguese is queda, cair
fall in Spanish is caso, decrecer, oto ada, baja, caer, caida

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