An apple fell from the tree.
A vase fell off the shelf.
Rain fell from the sky.
the sound of the falling rain
She slipped and fell on the ice.
He fell flat on his face.
She was afraid that I would trip and fall.
He fell down the stairs.
One of the sailors had fallen overboard.
He fell back onto the bed. Noun
a fall from a horse
She's had several bad falls in recent years.
a fall of three feet
the rise and fall of the tide
She went off to college in the fall.
Several weeks of fall remain before winter begins.
When fall came he planted grass.
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Recent Examples on the Web
That same region, which stretches from Pennsylvania to Maine, is also where sales have fallen the farthest, down almost 17% in October.—Catherine Allen, NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 Even so, about 6 in 10 Americans are failing to meet their basic needs, with their incomes falling short by almost $14,000 on average in 2022, LISEP noted.—Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 22 Nov. 2023 What’s more, a look at Letterboxd’s annual year-in-review statistics reveals that the portion of current-year releases across all logged films routinely falls below 24%.—J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 The colder weather turned tomato girl summer into tomato girl fall, but even as the seasons change, one thing remains: the red trend.—Channing Smith, Glamour, 22 Nov. 2023 And after missing a ton of high-quality looks in the first half while dominating the interior, the Lakers blew the game open once their three-point shots started falling.—Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Ford shares fell by 1.5% Tuesday afternoon amid the news.—Breanne Deppisch, Washington Examiner, 21 Nov. 2023 Asked at Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing about skepticism over the numbers released by the Gaza Health Ministry, Barbara Leaf warned that the numbers may fall short.—Vivian Salama, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 Halfway through it was like being on a skateboard and falling over.—Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 10 Nov. 2023
But those measures are spelled out in law, and at a hearing this fall, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, said lawmakers explicitly rejected including an emissions measure in the infrastructure law.—Ian Duncan The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 23 Nov. 2023 Here are the 18 New York City restaurant openings to keep an eye on this fall, including a subway-station tasting counter, a Louisiana-style oyster bar and the return of Café Boulud.—Eric Kim, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 The cleanup effort began in June 2022 and wrapped up this fall.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023 Green said a union survey conducted this fall found that roughly 40% of parks employees had been threatened, harassed or physically attacked while at work.—Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 The shooting was the second time this fall that a police officer has been struck by gunfire in the District.—Emily Davies, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 The crime period piece, which premiered at Telluride this fall, was initially set up for an awards-friendly Dec. 1 release by 20th Century Studios, but it was removed from Disney’s calendar last month.—J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 The layering from their fall 2023 collection was immaculate and approachable.—Nyla Stanford, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2023 Abercrombie is having a serious moment right now, and there’s no better way to take advantage of the legacy brand this fall and winter than with their popular Popover Hoodie.—Marissa Miller, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023
On 31 March, shortly after Dior’s pre-fall extravaganza at the Gateway of India, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre officially opened its doors in Mumbai, with the likes of Gigi Hadid, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Karlie Kloss turning out for the red-carpet launch.—Akanksha Kamath, Vogue, 3 Apr. 2023 The fashion industry experienced a first on Thursday: Dior showed its pre-fall collection in Mumbai, marking the first time a major fashion label outside of India has shown in the country.—Kevin Leblanc, ELLE, 31 Mar. 2023 Quantumania Los Angeles premiere in a trailing cheetah-print Caroline Herrera strapless gown (pulled straight off the pre-fall runway!) and black heels with asymmetrical straps.—Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2023 Although playground surfaces have been investigated for fall impact attenuation, the surfaces that cheerleaders use have received little attention.—Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 21 Jan. 2010 The band is gearing up for a fall European tour, followed by a long tour of the United States, including the group’s annual three-day GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach, named after the band’s record label.—Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2022 While silhouette options are many, the full-legged pantsuit leads the pre-fall pack, and short suits (for men and women) are a close second.—Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 9 Jan. 2023 Last week, Chanel staged its new pre-fall 2023 show in Dakar, Senegal.—Christian Allaire, Vogue, 12 Dec. 2022 Olsen is supporting the project on a fall European tour, beginning next week in Lisbon.—Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 20 Sep. 2022 See More
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Verb, Noun, and Adjective
Middle English, from Old English feallan; akin to Old High German fallan to fall and perhaps to Lithuanian pulti