fallen : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
  • v  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  • v  pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
  • v  come under, be classified or included
  • v  fall from clouds
  • v  suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
  • v  die, as in battle or in a hunt
    Several deer have fallen to the same gun
  • v  touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  • v  be captured
  • v  occur at a specified time or place
  • v  decrease in size, extent, or range
  • v  yield to temptation or sin
  • v  lose office or power
  • v  to be given by assignment or distribution
  • v  move in a specified direction
  • v  be due
  • v  lose one's chastity
    a fallen woman
  • v  to be given by right or inheritance
  • v  come into the possession of
  • v  fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  • v  be inherited by
  • v  slope downward
  • v  lose an upright position suddenly
  • v  drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
  • v  fall or flow in a certain way
  • v  assume a disappointed or sad expression
  • v  be cast down
  • v  come out; issue
  • v  be born, used chiefly of lambs
  • v  begin vigorously
  • v  go as if by falling
  • v  come as if by falling
  • s  having dropped by the force of gravity
    fallen leaves covered the forest floor
    sat on a fallen tree trunk
  • s  having fallen in or collapsed
    a fallen building
  • s  having lost your chastity
    a fallen woman
  • s  killed in battle
    to honor fallen soldiers

  • 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.
  • From its peak last October, the Dow has fallen more than 25%.
  • We would do mock search-and-recoveries out in the woods, looking for fallen soldiers Stateside before we were deployed.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in United Press International
    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...
  • Ben Roethlisberger in New York Times
    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...
  • Scott Paul in The Associated Press
    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...

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