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fall

fall as in the season when the leaves fall from the trees
  • "in the fall of 1973"

Synonyms

  • autumnthe season when the leaves fall from the trees
fall as in a sudden drop from an upright position
  • "he had a nasty spill on the ice"

Synonyms

  • spillliquid that is spilled; a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction ; the act of allowing a fluid to escape ; a sudden drop from an upright position; cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; flow, run or fall out and become lost; cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; reveal information; reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
  • tumblean acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end ; a sudden drop from an upright position; fall down, as if collapsing; cause to topple or tumble by pushing ; roll over and over, back and forth ; fly around; fall apart; throw together in a confused mass; understand, usually after some initial difficulty; fall suddenly and sharply; put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying; suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat ; do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
fall as in the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
  • "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"

Synonyms

  • Fallthe season when the leaves fall from the trees; a sudden drop from an upright position; the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; a downward slope or bend ; a lapse into sin; a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; a movement downward; the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); the time of day immediately following sunset; when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat ; a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; come under, be classified or included; fall from clouds; suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; die, as in battle or in a hunt; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; be captured; occur at a specified time or place; decrease in size, extent, or range; yield to temptation or sin; lose office or power; to be given by assignment or distribution; move in a specified direction; be due; lose one's chastity; to be given by right or inheritance; come into the possession of; fall to somebody by assignment or lot; be inherited by; slope downward; lose an upright position suddenly; drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; fall or flow in a certain way; assume a disappointed or sad expression; be cast down; come out; be born, used chiefly of lambs; begin vigorously; go as if by falling; come as if by falling
fall as in a downward slope or bend

    Synonyms

    • descenta movement downward ; properties attributable to your ancestry; the act of changing your location in a downward direction ; the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors ; a downward slope or bend ; the descendants of one individual
    • declivitya downward slope or bend
    • declinegrow worse; refuse to accept; show unwillingness towards; grow smaller; go down; go down in value; inflect for number, gender, case, etc.; change toward something smaller or lower ; a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual decrease; a downward slope or bend
    • declinationa condition inferior to an earlier condition; a downward slope or bend ; (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; a polite refusal of an invitation
    • declensionthe inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages ; process of changing to an inferior state ; a downward slope or bend ; a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
    • downslopea downward slope or bend
    fall as in a lapse into sin
    • "a loss of innocence or of chastity"
    • "a fall from virtue"
    fall as in a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
    • "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"

    Synonyms

    • downfallfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation ; the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist) ; a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
    fall as in a movement downward
    • "the rise and fall of the tides"
    fall as in the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
    • "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

    Synonyms

    • capitulationa document containing the terms of surrender ; a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic ; the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
    • surrendergive up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; relinquish possession or control over; acceptance of despair ; a verbal act of admitting defeat ; the delivery of a principal into lawful custody ; the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
    fall as in the time of day immediately following sunset
    • "he loved the twilight"
    • "they finished before the fall of night"

    Synonyms

    • twilightlighted by or as if by twilight; the time of day immediately following sunset; the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth ; a condition of decline following successes
    • duskbecome dusk ; the time of day immediately following sunset
    • gloamingthe time of day immediately following sunset
    • gloamthe time of day immediately following sunset
    • nightfallthe time of day immediately following sunset
    • evenfallthe time of day immediately following sunset
    • crepusculethe time of day immediately following sunset
    • crepusclethe time of day immediately following sunset
    fall as in when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

      Synonyms

      • pinto hold fast or prevent from moving; attach or fasten with pins; pierce with a pin; (chess) immobilize a piece ; a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment ; when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat ; small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc. ; a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts ; informal terms for the leg; axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns ; cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green ; a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things ; a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing ; a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling
      fall as in a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
      • "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

      Synonyms

      • dropa shape that is spherical and small; a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; a steep high face of rock; a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) ; a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; a central depository where things can be left or picked up ; the act of dropping something; let fall to the ground; to fall vertically; go down in value; fall or descend to a lower place or level; terminate an association with; utter with seeming casualness; stop pursuing or acting; remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; lose (a game); pay out; lower the pitch of (musical notes) ; hang freely; stop associating with; let or cause to fall in drops; get rid of; take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; leave undone or leave out; change from one level to another; fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; grow worse; give birth
      fall as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • dropa shape that is spherical and small; a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; a steep high face of rock; a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) ; a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; a central depository where things can be left or picked up ; the act of dropping something; let fall to the ground; to fall vertically; go down in value; fall or descend to a lower place or level; terminate an association with; utter with seeming casualness; stop pursuing or acting; remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; lose (a game); pay out; lower the pitch of (musical notes) ; hang freely; stop associating with; let or cause to fall in drops; get rid of; take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; leave undone or leave out; change from one level to another; fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; grow worse; give birth
      • dipa depression in an otherwise level surface; (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon ; a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places ; tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped ; a brief immersion ; a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow ; a brief swim in water ; a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms ; immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; dip into a liquid while eating; go down momentarily; stain an object by immersing it in a liquid ; take a small amount from; switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam ; lower briefly; appear to move downward; slope downwards; dip into a liquid; place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax ; immerse in a disinfectant solution; plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container; scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
      • free fallthe ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field ; a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
      fall as in descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
      • "The branch fell from the tree"
      • "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
      fall as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • descendmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; come from; do something that one considers to be below one's dignity ; come as if by falling
      • go downmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; go under; grow smaller; be recorded or remembered; be ingested; be defeated; disappear beyond the horizon; stop operating
      • come downmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; be the essential element; fall from clouds; get sick; criticize or reprimand harshly
      fall as in 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"
      fall as in come under, be classified or included
      • "fall into a category"
      • "This comes under a new heading"

      Synonyms

      • comethe thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract ; move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; reach a destination; come to pass; reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position; to be the product or result; be found or available; come forth; be a native of; extend or reach; exist or occur in a certain point in a series; cover a certain distance; come under, be classified or included; happen as a result; add up in number or quantity; develop into; be received; come to one's mind; come from; proceed or get along; experience orgasm; have a certain priority
      fall as in fall from clouds
      • "rain, snow and sleet were falling"
      • "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"

      Synonyms

      • precipitatea precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering ; done with very great haste and without due deliberation; bring about abruptly; separate as a fine suspension of solid particles ; fall from clouds; fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; hurl or throw violently
      • come downmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; be the essential element; fall from clouds; get sick; criticize or reprimand harshly
      fall as in suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
      • "We must stand or fall"
      • "fall by the wayside"
      fall as in 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"
      fall as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • shinethe quality of being bright and sending out rays of light ; be bright by reflecting or casting light; emit light; be shiny, as if wet; be distinguished or eminent; be clear and obvious; have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; throw or flash the light of (a lamp); touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; make (a surface) shine
      • strikea group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
      fall as in be captured
      • "The cities fell to the enemy"
      fall as in occur at a specified time or place
      • "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"
      • "The accent falls on the first syllable"
      fall as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • decreasedecrease in size, extent, or range; make smaller; a change downward; a process of becoming smaller or shorter ; the amount by which something decreases ; the act of decreasing or reducing something
      • diminishdecrease in size, extent, or range; lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
      • lessendecrease in size, extent, or range; make smaller; wear off or die down
      fall as in yield to temptation or sin
      • "Adam and Eve fell"
      fall as in lose office or power
      • "The government fell overnight"
      • "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
      fall as in 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"
      fall as in move in a specified direction
      • "The line of men fall forward"
      fall as in be due
      • "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
      fall as in lose one's chastity
      • "a fallen woman"
      fall as in to be given by right or inheritance
      • "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
      fall as in come into the possession of
      • "The house accrued to the oldest son"

      Synonyms

      • accruegrow by addition; come into the possession of
      fall as in fall to somebody by assignment or lot
      • "The task fell to me"
      • "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

      Synonyms

      • lightwith few burdens; make lighter or brighter; begin to smoke; to come to rest, settle; cause to start burning; fall to somebody by assignment or lot; alight from (a horse) ; start or maintain a fire in; (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; any device serving as a source of illumination; a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; the quality of being luminous; an illuminated area; a condition of spiritual awareness; the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; a person regarded very fondly; having abundant light or illumination; mental understanding as an enlightening experience; merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; public awareness; a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul ; a visual warning signal; a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; of comparatively little physical weight or density; (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; of the military or industry; not great in degree or quantity or number; psychologically light; characterized by or emitting light; (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress; easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; moving easily and quickly; demanding little effort; of little intensity or power or force; (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; weak and likely to lose consciousness; very thin and insubstantial; marked by temperance in indulgence; less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; having little importance; intended primarily as entertainment; silly or trivial; designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; having relatively few calories; (of sleep) easily disturbed; casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
      fall as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • returndocument giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability; a coming to or returning home; the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction ; getting something back again; the act of going back to a prior location; the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; happening again (especially at regular intervals); a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed ; a reciprocal group action; a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble ; the act of someone appearing again; go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; give back; go back to a previous state; go back to something earlier; bring back to the point of departure ; return in kind; make a return; answer back ; be restored; pay back; pass down; elect again ; be inherited by; return to a previous position; give or supply; submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
      • passof advancing the ball by throwing it; (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; (military) a written leave of absence; (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; any authorization to pass or go somewhere; a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs ; a difficult juncture; one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; a permit to enter or leave a military installation; a complimentary ticket; a usually brief attempt; (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; success in satisfying a test or requirement; go across or through; move past; make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; pass by; place into the hands or custody of; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; travel past; come to pass; go unchallenged; use up a period of time in a specific way; pass over, across, or through; transmit information; disappear gradually; go successfully through a test or a selection process; be superior or better than some standard; accept or judge as acceptable; allow to go without comment or censure; transfer to another; pass into a specified state or condition; throw (a ball) to another player; be inherited by; cause to pass; grant authorization or clearance for; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; eliminate from the body
      • devolvepass on or delegate to another; be inherited by; grow worse
      fall as in slope downward
      • "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
      fall as in lose an upright position suddenly
      • "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"
      • "Her hair fell across her forehead"

      Synonyms

      • fall downlose an upright position suddenly
      fall as in drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
      • "She fell back in her chair"
      • "He fell to his knees"
      fall as in fall or flow in a certain way
      • "This dress hangs well"
      • "Her long black hair flowed down her back"

      Synonyms

      • hanga special way of doing something; the way a garment hangs; a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms ; be suspended or hanging; cause to be hanging or suspended; kill by hanging; let drop or droop; fall or flow in a certain way; be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; give heed (to); be suspended or poised; hold on tightly or tenaciously; be exhibited; prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury ; decorate or furnish with something suspended; be placed in position as by a hinge; place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste
      • flowthe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases) ; the amount of fluid that flows in a given time ; the act of flowing or streaming; any uninterrupted stream or discharge ; something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; move or progress freely as if in a stream; move along, of liquids; cause to flow; be abundantly present; fall or flow in a certain way; cover or swamp with water ; undergo menstruation
      fall as in assume a disappointed or sad expression
      • "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"
      • "his crest fell"
      fall as in be cast down
      • "his eyes fell"
      fall as in come out
      • "issue"
      • "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
      fall as in be born, used chiefly of lambs
      • "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
      fall as in begin vigorously
      • "The prisoners fell to work right away"
      fall as in go as if by falling
      • "Grief fell from our hearts"
      fall as in come as if by falling
      • "Night fell"
      • "Silence fell"

      Synonyms

      • descendmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; come from; do something that one considers to be below one's dignity ; come as if by falling
      • settlea long wooden bench with a back ; settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; bring to an end; settle conclusively; take up residence and become established; come to terms; go under; become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; establish or develop as a residence; come to rest ; arrange or fix in the desired order; accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; dispose of; become clear by the sinking of particles; cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids) ; sink down or precipitate; fix firmly; get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; make final; form a community; come as if by falling