falls falls  /ˈfɔlz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
  2. (n) a steep descent of the water of a river

Usage(s):

  1. The link seems obvious, but a new study is the first to suggest that inner-ear imbalances, which are common among older adults, may be causing many preventable falls.
  2. This year Easter falls on its latest possible date: April 25.
  3. Interview with the Vampire falls flat, despite Tom Cruise.

News

  1. Twin Falls Airport Construction Approved

    Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Monday the Twin Falls city council approved a request to award a construction bid for needed work out at Magic Valley regional airport.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KMVT Twin Falls

  2. Falls City library to close

    The Falls City School District announced that budget cuts will lead to the closure of Wagner Community Library.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal

  3. Falls Church Police Investigate Robberies, Assaults

    The Falls Church Police Department is looking into a pair of assaults and robberies this weekend, but it is not known if the incidents are related.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC Washington

Quotes

  1. "Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards - all areas where Flash falls short," Jobs wrote....
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. "It's been easy at times to doubt our ability to do such a big thing, such a complicated thing, to wonder if there are limits to what we as a people can still achieve," Obama said. "We are not a nation that falls prey to doubt or mistrust. We...
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  3. "We need to engage in a joint struggle to completely eradicate terrorism," Gul said. "A comprehensive cooperation is required. There is no doubt that a greater role falls to the (place) where the terrorist organization's leadership and camps...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Abdullah Gul Source: USA Today

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