fallen fallen  /ˈfɑ lən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the season when the leaves fall from the trees
  2. (n) a sudden drop from an upright position
  3. (n) the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
  4. (n) a downward slope or bend
  5. (n) a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
  6. (n) a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
  7. (n) a movement downward
  8. (n) the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
  9. (n) the time of day immediately following sunset
  10. (n) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  11. (n) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
  12. (n) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
  13. (v) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
  14. (v) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  15. (v) pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
  16. (v) come under, be classified or included
  17. (v) fall from clouds
  18. (v) suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
  19. (v) die, as in battle or in a hunt
  20. (v) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  21. (v) be captured
  22. (v) occur at a specified time or place
  23. (v) decrease in size, extent, or range
  24. (v) yield to temptation or sin
  25. (v) lose office or power
  26. (v) to be given by assignment or distribution
  27. (v) move in a specified direction
  28. (v) be due
  29. (v) lose one's chastity
  30. (v) to be given by right or inheritance
  31. (v) come into the possession of
  32. (v) fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  33. (v) be inherited by
  34. (v) slope downward
  35. (v) lose an upright position suddenly
  36. (v) drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
  37. (v) fall or flow in a certain way
  38. (v) assume a disappointed or sad expression
  39. (v) be cast down
  40. (v) come out; issue
  41. (v) be born, used chiefly of lambs
  42. (v) begin vigorously
  43. (v) go as if by falling
  44. (v) come as if by falling
  45. (adj) having dropped by the force of gravity
  46. (adj) having fallen in or collapsed
  47. (adj) having lost your chastity
  48. (adj) killed in battle

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Usage(s):

  1. His popularity has fallen due to recent gas price hikes and his refusal to allow the leaders of the mainstream political parties to return from exile.
  2. From its peak last October, the Dow has fallen more than 25%.
  3. We would do mock search-and-recoveries out in the woods, looking for fallen soldiers Stateside before we were deployed.

News

  1. Fallen Sacramento soldier laid to rest

    A procession and funeral services were held Friday for fallen Sacramento soldier Spc. Ray Ramirez. View photos.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KCRA 3 Sacramento

  2. Fallen Officer blood drive will be in La Porte June 21

    This summer, the American Red Cross will participate in the Fallen Officer Blood Drive campaign, hosting blood drives across the state. The drives are held to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  3. Fallen soldier honored on return trip to Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO - A fallen soldier's hometown honors his final return home.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News10 Sacramento

Quotes

  1. "It is horrifying that (soldiers) should come under fire on an Army base on American soil," President Barack Obama said. "My immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and with the families of the fallen, and with those who live and...
    on Nov 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: United Press International

  2. "The commissioner's decision to suspend me speaks clearly that more is expected of me," Roethlisberger said in a statement. "I am accountable for the consequences of my actions. Though I have committed no crime, I regret that I have fallen...
    on Apr 26, 2010 By: Ben Roethlisberger Source: New York Times

  3. "It's clear that China's announcement last month was nothing more than a charade, but the administration seems to have fallen for this rather unbelievable promise," Paul said. "Congress must pass strong legislation to address China's currency...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Scott Paul Source: The Associated Press

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