fall


fall

noun

Definition of FALL

1
the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily <a bad fall that resulted in several broken bones>
Synonyms slip, spill, stumble, tumble
3
a loss of status <being sent back to the minor leagues was quite a fall for the once-promising pitcher>
4
the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude <panicked during his first unassisted fall when his parachute's rip cord didn't respond to the first tug>
5
the amount by which something is lessened <that year the fall in prices was 10 cents for a gallon of regular gas>
6
usually falls pl  a fall of water usually from a great height <tourists were shocked to see a man jump into the water and go over the falls>
Synonyms cascade, cataract, fall(s)
Related Words flume; chute (also shute), rapid(s), shoot, white water
7
a downward slope <the sharp fall of the land sends rivers rushing to the seas>
Related Words basin, depression, hollow

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