Textual thesaurus for "fall"

(noun) surrender, capitulation

the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

(noun) tumble, spill

a sudden drop from an upright position

he had a nasty spill on the ice

(noun) dip, drop, 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) drop

a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

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

(noun) downfall

a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

the fall of the House of Hapsburg

(noun) pin

when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

(noun) Fall

the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve

women have been blamed ever since the Fall

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

a downward slope or bend

(noun) twilight, 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) autumn

the season when the leaves fall from the trees

in the fall of 1973

(verb) 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

come as if by falling

Night fell; Silence fell

(verb) hang, flow

fall or flow in a certain way

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

(verb) go down, come down, 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 down

lose an upright position suddenly

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

(verb) devolve, return, 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 to somebody by assignment or lot

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

(verb) accrue

come into the possession of

The house accrued to the oldest son

(verb) strike, shine

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) come

come under, be classified or included

fall into a category; This comes under a new heading

(verb) precipitate, come down

fall from clouds

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