vt to belong or appertain.
2. fall ·noun the act of felling or cutting down.
3. fall ·noun death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
4. fall ·vt to bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
5. fall ·vt to let fall; to drop.
6. fall ·noun the season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
7. fall ·vt to be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
8. fall ·noun declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
9. fall ·vt to diminish; to lessen or lower.
10. fall ·vt to fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
11. fall ·noun that which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
12. fall ·noun formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
13. fall ·noun the surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of sebastopol.
14. fall ·noun a sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
15. fall ·vt to begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.
xvi. fall ·noun that part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
xvii. fall ·vt to issue forth into life; to be brought forth;
said of the young of certain animals.
xviii. fall ·vt to sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
xix. fall ·vt to come; to occur; to arrive.
xx. fall ·noun the act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
xxi. fall ·noun diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
xxii. fall ·vt to assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected;
said of the countenance.
xxiii. fall ·noun extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
xxiv. fall ·vt to become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
xxv. fall ·vt to be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.
xxvi. fall ·noun the act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
xxvii. fall ·noun the discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the po into the gulf of venice.
xxviii. fall ·vt to become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
xxix. fall ·vt to sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
xxx. fall ·vt to cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
xxxi. fall ·vt to find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty;
with into; as, the river rhone falls into the mediterranean.
xxxii. fall ·noun downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the roman empire.
xxxiii. fall ·noun descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep;
usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of niagara.
xxxiv. fall ·vt to pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
xxxv. fall ·noun lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. specifically: the first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.
xxxvi. fall ·vt to happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
xxxvii. fall ·vt to descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin.
xxxviii. fall ·vt to cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees.
xxxix. fall ·vt to pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation.
xl. fall ·vt to decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price ·etc.; to become less; as, the falls; stocks fell two points.
xli. fall ·vt to descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.