Complete Definition of "fall"

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English

rank|copy|opened|purpose|544|fall|pass|doing|note

Etymology
OE. feallan

Pronunciation
AHD|/fôl/
IPA|/fÉËl/
SAMPA|/fO:l/
audio|en-us-fall.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËl|-ÉËl

Verb
en-verb|falls|falling|fell or (sense 7 only) (archaic) felled|fallen or (sense 7 ony) (archaic) felled

  1. intransitive To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity

#:Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.

  1. to come down, to drop or descend

#:The rain fell at dawn.

  1. to come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself

#:He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.

  1. to be brought to the ground; to collapse, to be overthrown or defeated; to die

#:Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.

  1. to be allotted to; to come to through chance or fate

#:And so it falls to me to make this important decision.

  1. transitive (followed by an adjective) To become; to change into the state described by the adjective that follows.

#:She has fallen ill.
#*Usage note: Now only used in certain set phrases and expressions (see "Derived terms" below).

  1. transitive archaic To cause something to fall (4); especially to cause a tree to fall (4) by cutting it down.

Translations
trans-top|move to a lower position under the effect of gravity
Albanian: bie
Bosnian: padati
Catalan: caure
Croatian: padati
Czech: padat
Danish: falde
Dutch: vallen
Esperanto: fali
Estonian: kukkuma
Finnish: kaatua, pudota, sataa (rain)
French: tomber
German: fallen
Guarani: 'a, kúi
Hungarian: esik
Ido: falar
Indonesian: jatuh, gugur, runtuh, tumbang
Interlingua: cader
Irish: tit#Irish|tit
Italian: cadere
trans-mid
Japanese: è½ã¡ã (ãã¡ã, ochiru), å´©ãã (ãããã, kuzureru), è½ä¸ãã (ãã£ããã, rakka-suru)
Korean: ëì´ì§ë¤ (neom-eo-ji-da), ì°ë¬ì§ë¤ (sseu-reo-ji-da), ë¨ì´ì§ë¤ (ddeol-eo-ji-da), íë½íë¤ (harak-hada)
Kurdish:
:Kurmanji: ketin, keftin
:Sorani: kewtin
Latin: cadere
Norwegian: falle
Old English: dreosan|drÄosan
Persian: Ùتاد٠(fetÄdan), اÙتاد٠(oftÄdan)
Polish: spadaÄ
Portuguese: cair
Romanian: cÄdea
Russian: падаÑÑ
Scottish Gaelic: tuit
Slovene: pasti
Spanish: caer
Swedish: falla, trilla (esp. of something initially upright)
Telugu: పడౠ(paDu)
Turkish: düÅmek
Tupinambá: 'ar, kuî
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trans-top|To come down or descend
Danish: falde
Finnish: laskeutua
German: fallen
trans-mid
Portuguese: cair
Swedish: falla#Swedish|falla
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trans-top|To prostate oneself
Danish: kaste sig
Finnish: heittäytyä
trans-mid
Norwegian: kaste seg
Swedish: kasta sig
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trans-top|To be brought to earth or be overthrown
Danish: falde
Finnish: kaatua
German: fallen
trans-mid
Old English: crincgan
Slovene: pasti
Swedish: falla
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trans-top|To be allotted to
German: fallen
trans-mid
Portuguese: falhar
Swedish: falla
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trans-top|To become or change into
Danish: blive
Dutch: (ziek, verliefd, zwanger) worden, (in slaap) vallen
Finnish: tulla joksikin
French: devenir, tomber
German: fallen, werden
trans-mid
Italian: diventare, divenire, cadere
Persian: شد٠(šodan)
Spanish: caer
Swedish: bli
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Derived terms
rel-top
fall afoul (of the law, for example)
fall apart
fall asleep
fall down
fall flat on one's face
fall for
fall foul of
rel-mid
fall ill
fall in love
fall into
fall off
fall out
fall over
fall pregnant
freefall
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Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of moving in gas or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position.
  2. (chiefly North America, obsolete elsewhere; from the falling of leaves during this season) autumn|Autumn.
  3. A loss of greatness or status; as, the fall of Rome.
  4. cricket (of a wicket) The act of a batsman being out.
  5. (In plural only: falls) A waterfall.
  6. curling A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown in an area to drift in a given direction

Synonyms
(act of moving under the effect of gravity from a point to a lower point): drop
(season): autumn

Translations
trans-top|act of moving in gas or vacuum under the effect of gravity from a point to a lower point
Czech: pád m
Danish: fald n
Dutch: val m
Estonian: kukkumine
Finnish: putoaminen
French: chute#French|chute f
German: Fall m, Absturz m
Interlingua: cadita
Italian: caduta f
trans-mid
Japanese: è½ä¸ (rakka)
Kurdish:
:Kurmanci: ketin f, keftin f
:Sorani: KUchar|Ú©ÙâÙتÙ, KUchar|بÙâربÙÙÙ
Norwegian: fall n
Old English: hryre m
Polish: spadek m, spadanie n
Portuguese: queda f
Romanian: cÄdere f
Russian: падение n
Slovene: padec m
Spanish: caída f
Swedish: fall#Swedish|fall n
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trans-top|season
See autumn
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trans-top|loss of greatness or status
Danish: fald n
Dutch: val m, ondergang m
Finnish: tuho
German: Fall m, Untergang m
Japanese: æ²¡è½ (botsuraku)
trans-mid
Old English: hryre m
Portuguese: perda f
Russian: падение n
Swedish: fall#Swedish|fall n
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trans-top|cricket: the act of a batsman being out
trans-mid
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Translations to be checked

checktrans-top
ttbc|Chinese: è½ä¸ (luoxia), è·å (diedao), ç§å­£ (qiuji)
ttbc|Guarani: 'a, kúi
ttbc|Indonesian: musim gugur
ttbc|Maori: ngahuru
ttbc|Tupinambá: 'ara, kuîa
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Derived terms
take the fall

See also
falls<!--waterfall-->
1

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:English ergative verbs
Category:English irregular verbs


Albanian

Etymology
From Arabic

Noun
fall

  1. prophecy

Category:Albanian nouns


Breton

Adjective
fall

  1. bad

Category:Breton adjectives


Faroese

Pronunciation
IPA|[fadl]

Noun
fall n

  1. fall, drop
  2. case (linguistics)

Declension
fo-decl-noun-n10|f|l

Category:Faroese nouns
Category:fo:Grammar


Icelandic
Icelandic declension hk sb 01 ö|f|ll

Noun
fall n

  1. #English|fall, drop
  2. grammar|lang=is case

Derived terms
nefnifall
þágufall
þolfall
eignarfall
sviftifall
staðarfall
tækisfall
ávarpsfall

See also
falla pos v


Swedish

Noun
fall n (plural fall, definite singular fallet, definite plural fallen#Swedish|fallen)

  1. fall (the act of falling)<!-- (From the verb (att) falla, (to) fall.)-->
  2. case (in the legal sense)<!--, something the police, a court or a detective might be working on.-->

<!-- does "fall" have a meaning of it own in this case? # In the word vattenfall, which means waterfall. -->

Category:Archaic

ar:fall
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fr:fall
gl:fall
ko:fall
io:fall
id:fall
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kk:fall
ku:fall
la:fall
hu:fall
ja:fall
pl:fall
pt:fall
ru:fall
simple:fall
fi:fall
sv:fall
ta:fall
te:fall
vi:fall
tr:fall
uk:fall
zh:fall

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