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Old English feallan

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Infinitive
to Fall

Third person singular
falls

Simple past
fell or (in archaic sense only) felled

Past participle
fallen or (in archaic sense only) felled

Present participle
falling

to Fall (third-person singular simple present falls, present participle falling, simple past fell or (in archaic sense only) felled, past participle fallen or (in archaic sense only) felled)
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A sign warning about the danger of falling rocks.
  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.
  2. (intransitive) To come down, to drop or descend.
    The rain fell at dawn.
  3. (intransitive) To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.
    He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.
  4. (intransitive) To be brought to the ground.
  5. (intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.
    Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.
  6. (intransitive, literary) To die, especially in battle.
    This is a monument to all those who fell in the First World War.
  7. (transitive) To be allotted to; to arrive through chance or fate.
    And so it falls to me to make this important decision.
  8. (intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc).
    The candidate's poll ratings fell abruptly after the banking scandal.
  9. (intransitive, followed by a determining word) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by the adjective that follows; to become prostrated literally or figuratively (see Usage notes below).
    Our senator fell into disrepute because of the banking scandal.
  10. (copulative) To become.
    She has fallen ill.
  11. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive, archaic) To cause something to descend to the ground; especially to cause a tree to descend to the ground by cutting it down.

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  • The sense "to become" is now only used in certain set phrases and expressions; see Derived terms below.

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Singular
Fall

Plural
Falls

Fall (plural Falls)
  1. The act of moving in a fluid or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position.
  2. A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc.
  3. Patrono:Chiefly Autumn.
  4. A loss of greatness or status.
    the fall of Rome
  5. (cricket, of a wicket) The action of a batsman being out.
  6. Patrono:Curling A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction
  7. (slang, US) Blame; punishment
    He set up his rival to take the fall.
  8. See falls

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  • (act of moving under the effect of gravity from a point to a lower point): ascent, rise
  • (reduction): increase, rise
  • (loss of greatness or status): ascent, rise

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From Arabic

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fall

  1. prophecy

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fall

  1. bad

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fall n.

  1. fall, drop
  2. case (linguistics)

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Patrono:Fo-decl-noun-n10


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fall

  1. Patrono:De-verb form of
  2. (colloquial) Patrono:De-verb form of

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From Old Norse fall, from falla (to fall). The grammatical sense is a calque of Latin casus.

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Patrono:Is-noun

  1. fall, drop
  2. (grammar) case

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fall n (plural fall, definite singular fallet, definite plural fallen)

  1. fall (the act of falling)
  2. case (in the legal sense)ar:fall

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