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fall

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fall

  1. 1 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily a bad fall that resulted in several broken bones Synonyms of fall slip, spill, stumble, tumble Words Related to fall header, pratfall; misstep, trip; descent, dive, plunge, skid, slide; free-fall

  2. 2 a change to a lower state or level last night's record fall in temperature was a sure sign that winter's coming, like it or not Synonyms of fall decadence, declension, declination, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, dégringolade, descent, deterioration, devolution, downfall, downgrade, ebb, eclipse, declineWords Related to fall dark age, nadir, sunset; decay, rotting, spoiling; breakup, crumbling, decomposition, disintegration, dissolution; abasement, debasement; depreciation, lessening; decimation, demolishment, demolition, desolation, destruction, havoc, ruin, ruination; abatement, decrease, decrement, de-escalation, deflation, diminishment, diminution, dip, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, falloff, loss, lowering, reduction, sag, shrinkage, slip, slumpNear Antonyms of fall advancement, development, evolution, growth; blossoming, flourishing, flowering; renewal, restoration, revitalization; heightening; accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, enhancement, gain, increase, increment, raise, supplementAntonyms of fall ascent, rise, upswing

  3. 3 a loss of status being sent back to the minor leagues was quite a fall for the once-promising pitcher Synonyms of fall decline, dégringolade, demise, descent, down, downfall, comedown, flameout, GötterdämmerungWords Related to fall breakdown, burnout, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoing; defeat, disappointment, reversal, setback; bottom, nadir; abasement, disgrace, humiliationNear Antonyms of fall advance, headway, progress; flower, heyday, primeAntonyms of fall aggrandizement, ascent, exaltation, rise, up

  4. 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 Synonyms of fall dip, dive, down, drop, descent, nosedive, plungeWords Related to fall comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinkingNear Antonyms of fall advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvementAntonyms of fall ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn

  5. 5 the amount by which something is lessened that year the fall in prices was 10 cents for a gallon of regular gas Synonyms of fall abatement, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, decrease, falloff, loss, reduction, shrinkage, step-downWords Related to fall deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shorteningNear Antonyms of fall accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturnAntonyms of fall boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise, step-up, uptick

  6. 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 of fall cascade, cataract, waterfall(s)Words Related to fall flume; chute (also shute), rapid(s), shoot, white water

  7. 7 a downward slope the sharp fall of the land sends rivers rushing to the seas Synonyms of fall declension, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, downhill, decline, hang, hangingWords Related to fall basin, depression, hollowNear Antonyms of fall glacis, grade, gradient, hill, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, tiltAntonyms of fall acclivity, ascent, rise, upgrade, uphill, uprise


fall

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fall

  1. 1 to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily better sand that walkway before somebody falls on the ice Synonyms of fall slip, stumble, topple, trip, tumble Words Related to fall collapse, crumple, drop, flump, keel, plop, plunk (or plonk), slump (over); crash, free-fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, precipitate, wipe out; skid, slide Antonyms of fall get up, rise, stand (up), uprise

  2. 2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces the city fell after weeks of merciless bombardment Synonyms of fall capitulate, give up, knuckle under, submit, succumb, surrender Words Related to fall bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, fold Near Antonyms of fall buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumph Antonyms of fall endure, stand

  3. 3 to go to a lower level especially abruptly word soon got out that the movie was no good, and box-office receipts fell like a rock Synonyms of fall crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, drop, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumbleWords Related to fall abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreatNear Antonyms of fall accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, waxAntonyms of fall arise, ascend, lift, mount, rise, soar, spike, up

  4. 4 to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually manufacturing in the area is falling, and closing signs are going up all over Synonyms of fall abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, decrease, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneWords Related to fall compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflateNear Antonyms of fall appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms of fall accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax

  5. 5 to lead or extend downward the lake bottom falls sharply just a few feet from the shoreline, so be careful Synonyms of fall decline, dip, drop, descend, plunge, sinkWords Related to fall angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms of fall even, flatten, level, plane, smooth, straightenAntonyms of fall arise, ascend, climb, mount, rise, uprise, upsweep, upturn

  6. 6 to undergo defeat not surprisingly, the novice player fell to a much stronger opponent Synonyms of fall bow out, loseWords Related to fall falter; tank, throw; forfeit; bomb, collapse, crack (up), fail, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, wash outNear Antonyms of fall flourish, prosper, succeed, thriveAntonyms of fall conquer, prevail, triumph, win

  7. 7 to commit an offense even saints can fall Synonyms of fall err, offend, sin, stray, transgress, trespass, wanderWords Related to fall breach, break, infringe, violate; backslide, lapse; mess upNear Antonyms of fall forgive, justify, pardon; regret, repent, rue

  8. 8 to stop living if their brave leader falls, the men will lose their courage Synonyms of fall check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, die, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbWords Related to fall predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms of fall come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms of fall breathe, live



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