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Meaning of fall

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the
           fall of 1973" [syn: {fall}, {autumn}]
      2: a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill
         on the ice" [syn: {spill}, {tumble}, {fall}]
      3: the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of
         Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
      4: a downward slope or bend [syn: {descent}, {declivity},
         {fall}, {decline}, {declination}, {declension}, {downslope}]
         [ant: {acclivity}, {ascent}, {climb}, {raise}, {rise},
      5: a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall
         from virtue"
      6: a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the
         fall of the House of Hapsburg" [syn: {fall}, {downfall}]
         [ant: {rise}]
      7: a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides" [ant:
         {ascension}, {ascent}, {rise}, {rising}]
      8: the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions);
         "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
         [syn: {capitulation}, {fall}, {surrender}]
      9: the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the
         twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night" [syn:
         {twilight}, {dusk}, {gloaming}, {gloam}, {nightfall},
         {evenfall}, {fall}, {crepuscule}, {crepuscle}]
      10: when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat [syn:
          {fall}, {pin}]
      11: a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a
          miracle that he survived the drop from that height" [syn:
          {drop}, {fall}]
      12: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57
          points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in
          pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when
          that became known the price of their stock went into free
          fall" [syn: {drop}, {dip}, {fall}, {free fall}]
      v 1: descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The
           branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell
           into a crevasse"
      2: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way;
         "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling";
         "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then
         fell again" [syn: {descend}, {fall}, {go down}, {come down}]
         [ant: {arise}, {ascend}, {come up}, {go up}, {lift}, {move
         up}, {rise}, {uprise}]
      3: pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind;
         "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor";
         "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter";
         "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces
         after she lost her work"
      4: come under, be classified or included; "fall into a
         category"; "This comes under a new heading" [syn: {fall},
      5: fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling";
         "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on
         Herculaneum" [syn: {precipitate}, {come down}, {fall}]
      6: suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall";
         "fall by the wayside"
      7: die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at
         Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The
         shooting victim fell dead"
      8: touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell
         on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light
         struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
         [syn: {fall}, {shine}, {strike}]
      9: be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"
      10: occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a
          Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
      11: decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework
          decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin
          pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a
          hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper" [syn:
          {decrease}, {diminish}, {lessen}, {fall}] [ant: {increase}]
      12: yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
      13: lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The
          Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
      14: to be given by assignment or distribution; "The most
          difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team";
          "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the
          youngest student"
      15: move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall
      16: be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
      17: lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
      18: to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the
          oldest daughter"
      19: come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the
          oldest son" [syn: {accrue}, {fall}]
      20: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to
          me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
          [syn: {fall}, {light}]
      21: be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land
          returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir
          that everybody had assumed to be dead" [syn: {fall},
          {return}, {pass}, {devolve}]
      22: slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the
      23: lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and
          the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her
          forehead" [syn: {fall}, {fall down}]
      24: drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell
          back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
      25: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her
          long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: {hang}, {fall},
      26: assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when
          she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
      27: be cast down; "his eyes fell"
      28: come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
      29: be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the
      30: begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"
      31: go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"
      32: come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell" [syn:
          {fall}, {descend}, {settle}]

WordNet ® Princeton University. http://wordnet.princeton.edu

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