Textual thesaurus for "Fall"

(noun) surrender, fall, capitulation

the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

(noun) fall, tumble, spill

a sudden drop from an upright position

he had a nasty spill on the ice

(noun) fall

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

a fall from virtue

(noun) dip, drop, fall, free fall

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

(noun) fall, drop

a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

(noun) fall

a movement downward

the rise and fall of the tides

(noun) downfall, fall

a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

the fall of the House of Hapsburg

(noun) pin, fall

when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

(noun) declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall

a downward slope or bend

(noun) twilight, fall, evenfall, gloam, gloaming, dusk, crepuscle, crepuscule, nightfall

the time of day immediately following sunset

he loved the twilight; they finished before the fall of night

(noun) fall, autumn

the season when the leaves fall from the trees

in the fall of 1973

(verb) fall

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

(verb) fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

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

(verb) descend, settle, fall

come as if by falling

Night fell; Silence fell

(verb) fall

go as if by falling

Grief fell from our hearts

(verb) fall

occur at a specified time or place

Christmas falls on a Monday this year; The accent falls on the first syllable

(verb) fall

begin vigorously

The prisoners fell to work right away

(verb) fall

be born, used chiefly of lambs

The lambs fell in the afternoon

(verb) fall

come out; issue

silly phrases fell from her mouth

(verb) fall

be cast down

his eyes fell

(verb) fall

assume a disappointed or sad expression

Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off; his crest fell

(verb) hang, flow, fall

fall or flow in a certain way

This dress hangs well; Her long black hair flowed down her back

(verb) go down, come down, fall, descend

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

(verb) fall

descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

The branch fell from the tree; The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

(verb) fall

drop oneself to a lower or less erect position

She fell back in her chair; He fell to his knees

(verb) fall, fall down

lose an upright position suddenly

The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table; Her hair fell across her forehead

(verb) fall

slope downward

The hills around here fall towards the ocean

(verb) fall

move in a specified direction

The line of men fall forward

(verb) devolve, return, fall, pass

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

(verb) light, fall

fall to somebody by assignment or lot

The task fell to me; It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims

(verb) fall, accrue

come into the possession of

The house accrued to the oldest son

(verb) fall

be captured

The cities fell to the enemy

(verb) fall

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

(verb) fall

to be given by right or inheritance

The estate fell to the oldest daughter

(verb) fall

lose office or power

The government fell overnight; The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen

(verb) fall

suffer defeat, failure, or ruin

We must stand or fall; fall by the wayside

(verb) fall

yield to temptation or sin

Adam and Eve fell

(verb) fall

lose one's chastity

a fallen woman

(verb) strike, shine, fall

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

(verb) fall

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

(verb) fall

be due

payments fall on the 1st of the month

(verb) come, fall

come under, be classified or included

fall into a category; This comes under a new heading

(verb) precipitate, come down, fall

fall from clouds

rain, snow and sleet were falling; Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum