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KK Pronunciation

〔 fɒl 〕


〔 fɒːl 〕

Overview of noun fall

The noun fall has 12 senses

  • fall, autumn -- (the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973")

  • spill, tumble, fall -- (a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice")

  • Fall -- (the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall")

  • descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope -- (a downward slope or bend)

  • fall -- (a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue")

  • fall, downfall -- (a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg")

  • fall -- (a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides")

  • capitulation, fall, surrender -- (the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort")

  • twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepuscle -- (the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night")

  • fall, pin -- (when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat)

  • drop, fall -- (a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height")

  • drop, dip, fall, free fall -- (a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall")

Overview of verb fall

The verb fall has 32 senses

  • fall -- (descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse")

  • descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

  • fall -- (pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "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")

  • fall, come -- (come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading")

  • precipitate, come down, fall -- (fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum")

  • fall -- (suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside")

  • fall -- (die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead")

  • fall, shine, strike -- (touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears")

  • fall -- (be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy")

  • fall -- (occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable")

  • decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

  • fall -- (yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell")

  • fall -- (lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen")

  • fall -- (to be given by assignment or distribution; "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student")

  • fall -- (move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward")

  • fall -- (be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month")

  • fall -- (lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman")

  • fall -- (to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter")

  • accrue, fall -- (come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son")

  • fall, light -- (fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims")

  • fall, return, pass, devolve -- (be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead")

  • fall -- (slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean")

  • fall, fall down -- (lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead")

  • fall -- (drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees")

  • hang, fall, flow -- (fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back")

  • fall -- (assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell")

  • fall -- (be cast down; "his eyes fell")

  • fall -- (come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth")

  • fall -- (be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon")

  • fall -- (begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away")

  • fall -- (go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts")

  • fall, descend, settle -- (come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell")