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    Definition:
    Fall - (v. t.) To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.
    Fall - (v. t.) To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees.
    Fall - (v. t.) To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
    Fall - (v. t.) To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
    Fall - (v. t.) To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
    Fall - (v. t.) To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.
    Fall - (v. t.) To decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price etc.; to become less; as, the falls; stocks fell two points.
    Fall - (v. t.) To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
    Fall - (v. t.) To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin.
    Fall - (v. t.) To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
    Fall - (v. t.) To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance.
    Fall - (v. t.) To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
    Fall - (v. t.) To pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation.
    Fall - (v. t.) To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
    Fall - (v. t.) To come; to occur; to arrive.
    Fall - (v. t.) To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.
    Fall - (v. t.) To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
    Fall - (v. t.) To belong or appertain.
    Fall - (v. t.) To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.
    Fall - (v. t.) To let fall; to drop.
    Fall - (v. t.) To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
    Fall - (v. t.) To diminish; to lessen or lower.
    Fall - (v. t.) To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
    Fall - (v. t.) To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
    Fall - (n.) The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
    Fall - (n.) The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
    Fall - (n.) Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
    Fall - (n.) Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.
    Fall - (n.) The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol.
    Fall - (n.) Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
    Fall - (n.) A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
    Fall - (n.) Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
    Fall - (n.) Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; -- usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara.
    Fall - (n.) The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice.
    Fall - (n.) Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
    Fall - (n.) The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
    Fall - (n.) That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
    Fall - (n.) The act of felling or cutting down.
    Fall - (n.) Lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.
    Fall - (n.) Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
    Fall - (n.) That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
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    Backfall - (n.) A fall or throw on the back in wrestling.
    Befallen - (p. p.) of Befall
    Befalling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befall
    Befall - (v. t.) To happen to.
    Befall - (v. i.) To come to pass; to happen.
    Catfall - (n.) A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead.
    Chapfallen - (a.) Having the lower chap or jaw drooping, -- an indication of humiliation and dejection; crestfallen; discouraged. See Chopfallen.
    Chopfallen - (a.) Having the lower chop or jaw depressed; hence, crestfallen; dejected; dispirited; downcast. See Chapfallen.
    Crestfallen - (a.) With hanging head; hence, dispirited; dejected; cowed.
    Crestfallen - (a.) Having the crest, or upper part of the neck, hanging to one side; -- said of a horse.
    Dewfall - (n.) The falling of dew; the time when dew begins to fall.
    Downfall - (n.) A sudden fall; a body of things falling.
    Downfall - (n.) A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin.
    Downfallen - (a.) Fallen; ruined.
    Downfalling - (a.) Falling down.
    Evenfall - (n.) Beginning of evening.
    Fallen - (p. p.) of Fall
    Falling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fall
    Fallacious - (a.) Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or reasoning.
    Fallacies - (pl. ) of Fallacy
    Fallacy - (n.) Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
    Fallacy - (n.) An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not; a sophism.
    Fallals - (n.pl.) Gay ornaments; frippery; gewgaws.
    Fallax - (n.) Cavillation; a caviling.
    Fallen - (a.) Dropped; prostrate; degraded; ruined; decreased; dead.
    Fallency - (n.) An exception.
    Faller - (n.) One who, or that which, falls.
    Faller - (n.) A part which acts by falling, as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.
    Fallfish - (n.) A fresh-water fish of the United States (Semotilus bullaris); -- called also silver chub, and Shiner. The name is also applied to other allied species.
    Fallibility - (n.) The state of being fallible; liability to deceive or to be deceived; as, the fallibity of an argument or of an adviser.
    Fallible - (a.) Liable to fail, mistake, or err; liable to deceive or to be deceived; as, all men are fallible; our opinions and hopes are fallible.
    Fallibly - (adv.) In a fallible manner.
    Falling - (a. & n.) from Fall, v. i.
    Fallopian - (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Fallopius; as, the Fallopian tubes or oviducts, the ducts or canals which conduct the ova from the ovaries to the uterus.
    Fallow - (a.) Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.
    Fallow - (n.) Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.
    Fallow - (n.) Plowed land.
    Fallow - (n.) Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.
    Fallow - (n.) The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.
    Fallowed - (imp. & p. p.) of Fallow
    Fallowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fallow
    Fallow - (n.) To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.
    Fallow deer - () A European species of deer (Cervus dama), much smaller than the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It is common in England, where it is often domesticated in the parks.
    Fallowist - (n.) One who favors the practice of fallowing land.
    Fallowness - (n.) A well or opening, through the successive floors of a warehouse or manufactory, through which goods are raised or lowered.
    Footfall - (n.) A setting down of the foot; a footstep; the sound of a footstep.
    Icefall - (n.) A frozen waterfall, or mass of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.
    Infallibilist - (n.) One who accepts or maintains the dogma of papal infallibility.
    Infallibility - (n.) The quality or state of being infallible, or exempt from error; inerrability.
    Infallible - (a.) Not fallible; not capable of erring; entirely exempt from liability to mistake; unerring; inerrable.
    Infallible - (a.) Not liable to fail, deceive, or disappoint; indubitable; sure; certain; as, infallible evidence; infallible success; an infallible remedy.
    Infallible - (a.) Incapable of error in defining doctrines touching faith or morals. See Papal infallibility, under Infallibility.
    Infallibleness - (n.) The state or quality of being infallible; infallibility.
    Infallibly - (adv.) In an infallible manner; certainly; unfailingly; unerringly.
    Law-fall - (n.) Depression of the jaw; hence, depression of spirits.
    Jaw-fallen - (a.) Dejected; chopfallen.
    Landfall - (n.) A sudden transference of property in land by the death of its owner.
    Landfall - (n.) Sighting or making land when at sea.
    Misfallen - (p. p.) of Misfall
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Fall - v. (past fell; past part. Fallen) 1 go or come down freely; descend. 2 (often foll. By over) come suddenly to the ground from loss of balance etc. 3 a hang or slope down. B (foll. By into) (of a river etc.) Discharge into. 4 a sink lower; decline, esp. In power, status, etc. B subside. 5 occur (falls on a monday). 6 (of the face) show dismay or disappointment. 7 yield to temptation. 8 take or have a particular direction or place (his eye fell on me; accent falls on the first syllable). 9 a find a place; be naturally divisible. B (foll. By under, within) be classed among. 10 come by chance or duty (it fell to me to answer). 11 a pass into a specified condition (fell ill). B become (fall asleep). 12 be defeated or captured. 13 die. 14 (foll. By on, upon) a attack. B meet with. C embrace or embark on avidly. 15 (foll. By to + verbal noun) begin (fell to wondering). n. 1 act of falling. 2 that which falls or has fallen, e.g. Snow. 3 recorded amount of rainfall etc. 4 overthrow (fall of rome). 5 a succumbing to temptation. B (the fall) adam's sin and its results. 6 (also fall) us autumn. 7 (esp. In pl.) Waterfall etc. 8 wrestling-bout; throw in wrestling. fall about colloq. Be helpless with laughter. Fall away 1 (of a surface) incline abruptly. 2 become few or thin; gradually vanish. 3 desert. Fall back retreat. Fall back on have recourse to in difficulty. Fall behind 1 be outstripped; lag. 2 be in arrears. Fall down (often foll. By on) colloq. Fail. Fall for colloq. Be captivated or deceived by. Fall foul of come into conflict with. Fall in 1 take one's place in military formation. 2 collapse inwards. Fall in with 1 meet by chance. 2 agree with. 3 coincide with. Fall off 1 become detached. 2 decrease, deteriorate. Fall out 1 quarrel. 2 (of the hair, teeth, etc.) Become detached. 3 mil. Come out of formation. 4 result; occur. Fall over backwards see *backwards. Fall over oneself colloq. 1 be eager. 2 stumble through haste, confusion, etc. Fall short be deficient. Fall short of fail to reach or obtain. Fall through fail; miscarry. Fall to begin, e.g. Eating or working. [old english]
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    Crestfallen - adj. Dejected, dispirited.
    Downfall - n. 1 fall from prosperity or power. 2 cause of this.
    Fallacy - n. (pl. -ies) 1 mistaken belief. 2 faulty reasoning; misleading argument. fallacious adj. [latin fallo deceive]
    Fall guy - n. Slang easy victim; scapegoat.
    Fallible - adj. Capable of making mistakes. fallibility n. Fallibly adv. [medieval latin: related to *fallacy]
    Falling star - n. Meteor.
    Fallopian tube - n. Either of two tubes along which ova travel from the ovaries to the womb. [fallopius, name of an anatomist]
    Fallout - n. Radioactive nuclear debris.
    Fallow - adj. 1 (of land) ploughed but left unsown. 2 uncultivated. n. Fallow land. [old english]
    Fallow deer - n. Small deer with a white-spotted reddish-brown summer coat. [old english fallow pale brownish or reddish yellow]
    Footfall - n. Sound of a footstep.
    Free fall - n. Movement under the force of gravity only.
    Infallible - adj. 1 incapable of error. 2 unfailing; sure to succeed. 3 (of the pope) incapable of doctrinal error. infallibility n. Infallibly adv.
    Landfall - n. Approach to land, esp. After a sea or air journey.
    Nightfall - n. End of daylight.
    Outfall - n. Outlet of a river, drain, etc.
    Pathetic fallacy - n. Attribution of human emotions to inanimate things, esp. In literature.
    Pitfall - n. 1 unsuspected danger or drawback. 2 covered pit for trapping animals.
    Rainfall - n. 1 fall of rain. 2 quantity of rain falling within a given area in a given time.
    Rockfall - n. Descent or mass of loose fallen rocks.
    Shortfall - n. Deficit.
    Snowfall - n. 1 fall of snow. 2 amount of this.
    Waterfall - n. Stream flowing over a precipice or down a steep hillside.
    Windfall - n. 1 fruit, esp. An apple, blown to the ground by the wind. 2 unexpected good fortune, esp. A legacy.

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