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.
a fall in the price of oil See More
Recent Examples on the Web
After cooking and eating tilapia purchased from a local market in July, Laura Barajas, 40, fell ill almost immediately.—Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 Average hourly earnings for workers in car manufacturing have fallen about 19%, adjusted for inflation, EPI Senior Economist Adam S. Hersh wrote last week.—Allison Morrow, CNN, 18 Sep. 2023 Adjusted for inflation, wages for autoworkers in the United States have fallen 19% since 2008, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning research group.—Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 18 Sep. 2023 Those were necessary steps, ones that are crucial for player development, scouting, and other aspects of the game where the Sox had fallen behind their competition.—Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2023 Even at home, children with selective mutism may fall silent when anyone other than a family member is present.—Marisa Cohen, Parents, 18 Sep. 2023 On a recent visit to Lampedusa, several of the boats, battered by the sea and falling apart, could be seen in the port.—Gaia Pianigiani, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 But President Biden does not fall within the Presidential Records Act.—NBC News, 17 Sep. 2023 The figure still falls short of women’s share of the U.S. population — just over 50%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau — and masks significant variation at the state level.—Aaron Mendelson, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023
Keep scrolling to find even more fall shoe styles from Target that are less than $50.—Megan Schaltegger, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 Jean-Pierre stressed the U.S. is in its strongest position yet to fight COVID and the viruses responsible for most of fall and winter hospitalizations
Philip Landrigan, a physician and public health expert at Boston College, said there is no need for a national mask mandate right now.—Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2023 If using a winter cover crop, gardeners should plant in early fall and mow in spring after flowering but before the plants set seeds and become weeds.—oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 On the pink carpet at The Manhattan Center, Gigi impressed onlookers in a vibrant yellow form-fitting midi-dress from Ferragamo’s fall 2023 collection (look 49, to be precise), featuring a daringly-high thigh slit.—Alex Kessler, Vogue, 7 Sep. 2023 Spring through fall is a spectacular time to explore the alpine scenery on foot, peep native animals, stop at mountain huts for delicious food, and soak in the sweeping views.—Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 7 Sep. 2023 General admission tickets cost $12 on Eventbrite. More from the crew here
Our fall preview is here!—Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 This week is the first big foray into fall festival season, with the annual Adams Morgan Day block party, free outdoor jazz festivals in Silver Spring and Rosslyn, and a celebration of Maryland’s hard cider at an orchard and cidery in Montgomery County.—Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 The organization’s 700 members voted to add child care to its list of advocacy issues last fall.—Claire Stremple, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 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