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fall
  • n  the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    in the fall of 1973
  • n  a sudden drop from an upright position
  • n  the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
  • n  a downward slope or bend
  • n  a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
    a fall from virtue
  • n  a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
    the fall of the House of Hapsburg
  • n  a movement downward
    the rise and fall of the tides
  • n  the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
  • n  the time of day immediately following sunset
    they finished before the fall of night
  • n  when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  • n  a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
  • n  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall
  • v  descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
  • v  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    The barometer is falling
  • v  pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
    fall into a trap
    fall asleep
    fall prey to an imposter
    fall into a strange way of thinking
  • v  come under, be classified or included
    fall into a category
  • v  fall from clouds
    rain, snow and sleet were falling
  • v  suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
    We must stand or fall
    fall by the wayside
  • 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
    Christmas falls on a Monday this year
    The accent falls on the first syllable
  • 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
    The line of men fall forward
  • v  be due
    payments fall on the 1st of the month
  • 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
    The hills around here fall towards the ocean
  • 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
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fall-blooming hydrangea
  • n  deciduous shrub or small tree with pyramidal flower clusters
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fall-board
  • n  the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
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fall armyworm
  • n  larva of a migratory American noctuid moth; destroys grasses and small grains
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fall cankerworm
  • n  green or brown white-striped looper; larva of Alsophila pometaria
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fall dandelion
  • n  fall-blooming European herb with a yellow flower; naturalized in the United States
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fall guy
  • n  a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
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fall of man
  • n  (Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death
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fallboard
  • n  the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
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fallen arch
  • n  an instep flattened so the entire sole rests on the ground
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faller
  • n  a person who fells trees
  • n  a person who falls
    one of them was safe but they were unable to save the faller
    a faller among thieves
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falling off
  • n  a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
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