Dictionary Results for fell


1. fell - noun

· the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)

Synonym(s): hide

Hypernym(s): animal_skin




2. fell - noun

· seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges

Synonym(s): felled_seam

Hypernym(s): seam




3. fell - noun

· the act of felling something (as a tree)

Hypernym(s): killing, kill, putting_to_death




4. fell - verb

· cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"

Synonym(s): drop, strike_down, cut_down

Hypernym(s): cut




5. fell - verb

· pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

Synonym(s): fly, vanish

Hypernym(s): elapse, lapse, pass, slip_by, glide_by, slip_away, go_by, slide_by, go_along




6. fell - verb

· sew a seam by folding the edges

Hypernym(s): sew, run_up, sew_together, stitch




7. 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




8. 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




9. 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




10. fall - verb

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

Synonym(s): come

Hypernym(s): be




11. fall - verb

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

Synonym(s): precipitate, come_down




12. fall - verb

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

Hypernym(s): fail, go_wrong, miscarry




13. 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




14. 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




15. fall - verb

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

Hypernym(s): yield




16. 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




17. 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




18. fall - verb

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

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




19. 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




20. 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"




21. fall - verb

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

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




22. fall - verb

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

Hypernym(s): be




23. fall - verb

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




24. fall - verb

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




25. fall - verb

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

Synonym(s): accrue

Hypernym(s): change_hands, change_owners




26. 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




27. 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




28. fall - verb

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

Hypernym(s): slope, incline, pitch




29. 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




30. 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




31. 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




32. 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




33. fall - verb

· be cast down; "his eyes fell"

Hypernym(s): change




34. fall - verb

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

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




35. fall - verb

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

Hypernym(s): be_born




36. 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




37. fall - verb

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

Hypernym(s): disappear, vanish, go_away




38. fall - verb

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

Synonym(s): descend, settle

Hypernym(s): come




39. fell - adjective

· (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

Synonym(s): barbarous, brutal, cruel, roughshod, savage, vicious





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