free fall

noun

Definition of free fall

  1. 1 :  the condition of unrestrained motion in a gravitational field; also :  such motion

  2. 2a :  the part of a parachute jump before the parachute opensb :  a rapid and continuing drop or decline a free fall in stock prices

free–fall

play \ˈfrē-ˌfȯl\ intransitive verb

Examples of free fall in a Sentence

  1. Sales were in free fall.

First Known Use of free fall

1851


FREE FALL Defined for English Language Learners

free fall

noun

Definition of free fall for English Language Learners

  • : the state or condition of falling through the air toward the ground

  • : the condition of quickly becoming lower, less, or fewer

  • : a fast or continuing drop


Medical Dictionary

free fall

play
noun \-ˌfȯl\

Medical Definition of free fall

  1. :  the condition of unrestrained motion in a gravitational field; also :  such motion


Learn More about free fall


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up free fall? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an extremely thin woman

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!