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fall

noun

1 fall

The season when the leaves fall from the trees:
— In the fall of 1973.

synonym: autumn.

Roget 283: regress, regression; retrocession, retrogression, retrograduation, retroaction; reculade; retreat, withdrawal, retirement, remigration; recession etc. (motion from) ... show more

Roget 360: death; decease, demise; dissolution, departure, obit, release, rest, quietus, fall; loss, bereavement; mortality, ... show more

Dutch: herfst
Polish: jesień



2 fall

A sudden drop from an upright position.

synonyms: spill, tumble.

Dutch: valpartij
Polish: upadek

3 Fall

The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve.

4 fall

A downward slope or bend.

synonyms: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope.

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Roget 217: obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness etc. adj.; slopeness; leaning etc. v.; bevel, tilt; bias, ... show more

Dutch: achteruitgang, afdaling, afkomst, afname, daling, helling, terugval, verval

5 fall

A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity.

6 fall

A sudden decline in strength or number or importance:
— The fall of the House of Hapsburg.

synonym: downfall.

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more

Roget 735: adversity, evil etc. 619; failure etc. 732; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, ... show more

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Dutch: neergang, ondergang, teloorgang, val
Polish: upadek

7 fall

A movement downward.

8 fall

The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions).

synonyms: capitulation, surrender.

Dutch: capitulatie
Polish: kapitulacja

9 fall

The time of day immediately following sunset:
— They finished before the fall of night.

synonyms: crepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, twilight.

Roget 126: evening, eve; decline of day, fall of day, close of day; candlelight, candlelighting; eventide, nightfall, curfew, dusk, twilight, eleventh hour; sunset, ... show more

Dutch: avondschemering, schemering

10 fall

When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat.

synonym: pin.

11 fall

A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity.

synonym: drop.

Dutch: smak, val
Polish: upadnięcie, spadnięcie, padnięcie

12 fall

A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity:
— When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall.

synonyms: dip, drop, free fall.

verb

1 fall

Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity.

Dutch: kukelen, mieteren, duvelen, lazeren, donderen, vallen

2 fall

Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way:
— The barometer is falling.

synonyms: come down, descend, go down.

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

Dutch: afdalen, dalen, zakken

3 fall

Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind.

Dutch: vallen

4 fall

Come under, be classified or included:
— Fall into a category.

synonym: come.

5 fall

Fall from clouds:
— Rain, snow and sleet were falling.

synonyms: come down, precipitate.

6 fall

Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin.

Dutch: vallen

7 fall

Die, as in battle or in a hunt.

Dutch: sneuvelen, sneven, vallen

8 fall

Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly.

synonyms: shine, strike.

9 fall

Be captured.

10 fall

Occur at a specified time or place.

Dutch: vallen

11 fall

Decrease in size, extent, or range.

synonyms: decrease, diminish, lessen.

Dutch: achteruitlopen, afnemen, minderen, slabakken, teruglopen, verminderen

12 fall

Yield to temptation or sin.

Roget 945: be vicious etc. adj.; sin, commit sin, do amiss, err, transgress; misdemean oneself, forget oneself, misconduct oneself; misdo, misbehave; fall, ... show more

Roget 732: fail; be unsuccessful etc. adj.; not succeed etc. 731; make vain efforts etc. n.; do in vain, labor in vain, toil in vain; flunk [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 735: be ill off etc. adj.; go hard with; fall on evil, fall on evil days; go on ill; not prosper etc. 734.    go downhill, go to rack and ruin etc. (destruction) ... show more

13 fall

Lose office or power.

14 fall

To be given by assignment or distribution.

15 fall

Move in a specified direction.

16 fall

Be due.

17 fall

Lose one's chastity.

18 fall

To be given by right or inheritance.

19 fall

Come into the possession of.

synonym: accrue.

Dutch: verhogen, vervallen

20 fall

Fall to somebody by assignment or lot.

synonym: light.

21 fall

Be inherited by.

synonyms: devolve, pass, return.

Roget 151: happen, occur; take place, take effect; come, become of; come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on; pass, ... show more

22 fall

Slope downward.

23 fall

Lose an upright position suddenly.

synonym: fall down.

Dutch: neervallen

24 fall

Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position.

25 fall

Fall or flow in a certain way.

synonyms: flow, hang.

26 fall

Assume a disappointed or sad expression.

27 fall

Be cast down.

28 fall

Come out; issue.

29 fall

Be born, used chiefly of lambs.

30 fall

Begin vigorously.

31 fall

Go as if by falling.

32 fall

Come as if by falling.

synonyms: descend, settle.


Moby thesaurus: Niagara, Scotch mist, Waterloo, abate, abatement, ablate, accept, apostasy, ascend, assail, assault, associate with, attack, autumn, backslide, backsliding, bag, bank, bate, be destroyed ... show more.

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