Dictionary Results for falls


1. falls - noun

· the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)

Hypernym(s): perianth, chlamys, floral_envelope, perigone, perigonium




2. falls - noun

· a steep descent of the water of a river

Synonym(s): waterfall

Hypernym(s): body_of_water, water




3. fall - noun

· the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"

Synonym(s): autumn

Hypernym(s): season, time_of_year




4. fall - noun

· a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"

Synonym(s): spill, tumble

Hypernym(s): slip, trip




5. fall - noun

· the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"

Synonym(s): Fall




6. fall - noun

· a downward slope or bend

Synonym(s): descent, declivity, decline, declination, declension, downslope

Hypernym(s): slope, incline, side




7. fall - noun

· a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue"

Hypernym(s): sin, sinning




8. fall - noun

· a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"

Synonym(s): downfall

Hypernym(s): weakening

Antonym(s): rise




9. fall - noun

· a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides"

Hypernym(s): change_of_location, travel

Antonym(s): rise




10. fall - noun

· the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

Synonym(s): capitulation, surrender

Hypernym(s): loss




11. fall - noun

· the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"

Synonym(s): twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, crepuscule, crepuscle

Hypernym(s): hour, time_of_day




12. fall - noun

· when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

Synonym(s): pin

Hypernym(s): victory, triumph




13. fall - noun

· a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

Synonym(s): drop

Hypernym(s): descent, gravitation




14. fall - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): drop, dip, free_fall

Hypernym(s): decrease, decrement




15. fall - verb

· descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




16. fall - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): descend, go_down, come_down

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote

Antonym(s): rise




17. fall - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




18. fall - verb

· come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"

Synonym(s): come

Hypernym(s): be




19. fall - verb

· fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"

Synonym(s): precipitate, come_down




20. fall - verb

· suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"

Hypernym(s): fail, go_wrong, miscarry




21. fall - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass_away, expire, pass, kick_the_bucket, cash_in_one%27s_chips, buy_the_farm, conk, give-up_the_ghost, drop_dead, pop_off, choke, croak, snuff_it




22. fall - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): shine, strike

Hypernym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place




23. fall - verb

· be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"

Hypernym(s): yield




24. fall - verb

· occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"

Hypernym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place




25. fall - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen

Hypernym(s): change_magnitude




26. fall - verb

· yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"

Hypernym(s): fall, sin, transgress, trespass




27. fall - verb

· lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"

Hypernym(s): leave_office, quit, step_down, resign




28. fall - verb

· 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"




29. fall - verb

· move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




30. fall - verb

· be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"

Hypernym(s): be




31. fall - verb

· lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"




32. fall - verb

· to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"




33. fall - verb

· come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"

Synonym(s): accrue

Hypernym(s): change_hands, change_owners




34. fall - verb

· fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

Synonym(s): light

Hypernym(s): fall, return, pass, devolve




35. fall - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): return, pass, devolve

Hypernym(s): change_hands, change_owners




36. fall - verb

· slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"

Hypernym(s): slope, incline, pitch




37. fall - verb

· lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"

Synonym(s): fall_down

Hypernym(s): change_posture




38. fall - verb

· drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"

Hypernym(s): change_posture




39. fall - verb

· fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"

Synonym(s): hang, flow




40. fall - verb

· assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"

Hypernym(s): change




41. fall - verb

· be cast down; "his eyes fell"

Hypernym(s): change




42. fall - verb

· come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"

Hypernym(s): issue, emerge, come_out, come_forth, go_forth, egress




43. fall - verb

· be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon"

Hypernym(s): be_born




44. fall - verb

· begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"

Hypernym(s): get_down, begin, get, start_out, start, set_about, set_out, commence




45. fall - verb

· go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"

Hypernym(s): disappear, vanish, go_away




46. fall - verb

· come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"

Synonym(s): descend, settle

Hypernym(s): come





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