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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _fallen_, from Old English _feallan_ (“to fall, fail, decay, die, attack”), from Proto-Germanic _*fallaną_ (“to fall”), from Proto-Indo-European _*pōl-_, _*spōl-_ (“to fall”). Cognate with West Frisian _falle_ (“to fall”), Low German _fallen_ (“to fall”), Dutch _vallen_ (“to fall”), German _fallen_ (“to fall”), Icelandic _falla_ (“to fall”), Albanian _fal_ (“forgive, pray, salute, greet”), Lithuanian _pùlti_, Ancient Greek _σφάλλω_ (sphállō, “bring down, destroy, cause to stumble, deceive”).

From Middle English fallen, from Old English feallan (to fall, fail, decay, die, attack), from Proto-Germanic *fallaną (to fall), from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-, *spōl- (to fall). Cognate with West Frisian falle (to fall), Low German fallen (to fall), Dutch vallen (to fall), German fallen (to fall), Icelandic falla (to fall), Albanian fal (forgive, pray, salute, greet), Lithuanian pùlti, Ancient Greek σφάλλω (sphállō, bring down, destroy, cause to stumble, deceive).

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* (UK) enPR: fôl, IPA(key): /fɔːl/ * (US) enPR: fôl, IPA(key): /fɔl/ * (_cot_–_caught_ merger) enPR: fäl, IPA(key): /fɑl/ * Rhymes: -ɔːl

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - VERB
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FALL (_third-person singular simple present_ FALLS, _present participle_ FALLING, _simple past_ FELL _or_ (in archaic sense only) FELLED, _past participle_ FALLEN _or_ (in archaic sense only) FELLED) * (heading, intransitive) _To move downwards._ * To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity. _Thrown from a cliff, the stone FELL 100 feet before hitting the ground._ * 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, _The Lodger_, chapter II: There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet FELL soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls. * To come down, to drop or descend. _The rain FELL at dawn._ * 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, _Bulldog Drummond_, Ch.1: Her eyes FELL on the table, and she advanced into the room wiping her hands on her apron. * To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself. _He FELL to the floor and begged for mercy._ * To be brought to the ground. * (transitive) _To be moved downwards._ * (obsolete) To let fall; to drop. * William Shakespeare (1564-1616) For every tear he FALLS, a Trojan bleeds. * (obsolete) To sink; to depress. _to FALL the voice_ * (UK, US, dialect, archaic) To fell; to cut down. _to FALL a tree_ * (intransitive) _To happen, to change negatively._ * (copulative) To become. _She has FALLEN ill.  The children FELL asleep in the back of the car.  When did you first FALL in love?_ * To occur (on a certain day of the week, date, or similar); said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date. _Thanksgiving always FALLS on a Thursday.  Last year, Commencement FELL on June 3._ * (intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated. _Rome FELL to the Goths in 410 AD._ * (intransitive, formal, euphemistic) To die, especially in battle or by disease. _This is a monument to all those who FELL in the First World War._ * (intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc.). _The candidate's poll ratings FELL abruptly after the banking scandal._ * Sir John Davies (c.1569-1626) The greatness of these Irish lords suddenly FELL and vanished. * 1835, Sir John Ross, Sir James Clark Ross, _Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Vol.1_, pp.284-5: Towards the following morning, the thermometer FELL to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction. * (followed by a determining word or phrase) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by words following; to become prostrated literally or figuratively (see USAGE NOTES below). _Our senator FELL into disrepute because of the banking scandal._ * (transitive) To be allotted to; to arrive through chance, fate, or inheritance. _And so it FALLS to me to make this important decision.  The estate FELL to his brother; the kingdom FELL into the hands of his rivals._ * Alexander Pope (1688-1744) If to her share some female errors FALL, / Look on her face, and you'll forget them all. * (transitive, obsolete) To diminish; to lessen or lower. * John Locke (1632-1705) Upon lessening interest to four per cent, you FALL the price of your native commodities. * (transitive, obsolete) To bring forth. _to FALL lambs_ (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?) * (intransitive, obsolete) To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals. (Can we find and add a

fall (third-person singular simple present falls, present participle falling, simple past fell or (in archaic sense only) felled, past participle fallen or (in archaic sense only) felled)

  1. (heading, intransitive) To move downwards.
    1. To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
      Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.
    2. To come down, to drop or descend.
      The rain fell at dawn.
    3. To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.
      He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.
    4. To be brought to the ground.
  2. (transitive) To be moved downwards.
    1. (obsolete) To let fall; to drop.
    2. (obsolete) To sink; to depress.
      to fall the voice
    3. (UK, US, dialect, archaic) To fell; to cut down.
      to fall a tree
  3. (intransitive) To happen, to change negatively.
    1. (copulative) To become.
      She has fallen ill.  The children fell asleep in the back of the car.When did you first fall in love?
    2. To occur (on a certain day of the week, date, or similar); said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date.
      Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday.  Last year, Commencement fell on June 3.
    3. (intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.
      Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.
    4. (intransitive, formal, euphemistic) To die, especially in battle or by disease.
      This is a monument to all those who fell in the First World War.
    5. (intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc.).
      The candidate's poll ratings fell abruptly after the banking scandal.
    6. (followed by a determining word or phrase) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by words following; to become prostrated literally or figuratively (see Usage notes below).
      Our senator fell into disrepute because of the banking scandal.
  4. (transitive) To be allotted to; to arrive through chance, fate, or inheritance.
    And so it falls to me to make this important decision.  The estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To diminish; to lessen or lower.
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To bring forth.
    to fall lambs
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  7. (intransitive, obsolete) To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals.
    (Can we find and add a

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

FALL (_plural_ FALLS) * The act of moving to a lower position under the effect of gravity. * A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc. * 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, _Zollenstein_, chapterI: “I'm through with all pawn-games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell FALL out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”. * (chiefly Canada, US, obsolete elsewhere, from the falling of leaves during this season) The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees; autumn; the season of the year between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. [from 16th c.] * A loss of greatness or status. _the FALL of Rome_ * (sports) A crucial event or circumstance. * (cricket, of a wicket) The action of a batsman being out. * (curling) A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction. * (wrestling) An instance of a wrestler being pinned to the mat. * (informal, US) Blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed. _He set up his rival to take the FALL._ * The part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting. * _See_ FALLS * An old Scots unit of measure equal to six ells. SYNONYMS * (act of moving to a lower position): descent, drop * (reduction): decrease, dip, drop, lowering, reduction * (season): autumn * (loss of greatness or status): downfall * (blame; punishment): rap ANTONYMS * (act of moving to a lower position under the effect of gravity): ascent, rise * (reduction): increase, rise * (loss of greatness or status): ascent, rise DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

fall (plural falls)

  1. The act of moving to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
  2. A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc.
  3. (chiefly Canada, US, obsolete elsewhere, from the falling of leaves during this season) The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees; autumn; the season of the year between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. [from 16th c.]
  4. A loss of greatness or status.
    the fall of Rome
  5. (sports) A crucial event or circumstance.
    1. (cricket, of a wicket) The action of a batsman being out.
    2. (curling) A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction.
    3. (wrestling) An instance of a wrestler being pinned to the mat.
  6. (informal, US) Blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed.
    He set up his rival to take the fall.
  7. The part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
  8. See falls
  9. An old Scots unit of measure equal to six ells.

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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* falls * [1]

Was die in der KategorieALBANIAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Albanian - Etymology

From Arabic

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Was die in der KategorieALBANIAN - NOUN
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Albanian - Noun

FALL * prophecy

fall

  1. prophecy

Was die in der KategorieBRETON - ADJECTIVE
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Breton - Adjective

FALL * bad

fall

  1. bad

Was die in der KategorieFAROESE - ETYMOLOGY
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Faroese - Etymology

From Old Norse _fall_, from _falla_ (“to fall”). The grammatical sense is a calque of Latin _casus_.

From Old Norse fall, from falla (to fall). The grammatical sense is a calque of Latin casus.

Was die in der KategorieFAROESE - PRONUNCIATION
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Faroese - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /fatl/

  • IPA(key): /fatl/

Was die in der KategorieFAROESE - NOUN
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Faroese - Noun

FALL n (_genitive singular_ FALS_, plural_ FØLL) * fall, drop * case (linguistics) DECLENSION

fall n (genitive singular fals, plural føll)

  1. fall, drop
  2. case (linguistics)

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Was die in der KategorieGERMAN - PRONUNCIATION
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German - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /fal/

  • IPA(key): /fal/

Was die in der KategorieGERMAN - VERB
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German - Verb

FALL * Imperative singular of _fallen_. * (colloquial)First-person singular present of _fallen_.

fall

  1. Imperative singular of fallen.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of fallen.

Was die in der KategorieICELANDIC - ETYMOLOGY
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Icelandic - Etymology

From Old Norse _fall_, from _falla_ (“to fall”). The grammatical sense is a calque of Latin _casus_.

From Old Norse fall, from falla (to fall). The grammatical sense is a calque of Latin casus.

Was die in der KategorieICELANDIC - PRONUNCIATION
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Icelandic - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /fatl/ * Rhymes: -atl

  • IPA(key): /fatl/
  • Rhymes: -atl

Was die in der KategorieICELANDIC - NOUN
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Icelandic - Noun

FALL n (_genitive singular_ FALLS, _nominative plural_ FÖLL) * fall, drop * (grammar) case * (computing, programming) function; (subprogram, usually with formal parameters, returing a data value when called) * indefinite accusative singular of fall DECLENSION DERIVED TERMS * áhrifsfall * ávarpsfall * bylgjufall * deildarfall * eignarfall * fjarverufall * íferðarfall * íverufall * nefnifall * nærverufall * samvistarfall * staðarfall * sviftifall * tilgangsfall * tækisfall * úrferðarfall * verufall * þágufall * þolfall SEE ALSO * falla _verb_ SYNONYMS * (function): fallstefja

fall n (genitive singular falls, nominative plural föll)

  1. fall, drop
  2. (grammar) case
  3. (computing, programming) function; (subprogram, usually with formal parameters, returing a data value when called)
  4. indefinite accusative singular of fall

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Was die in der KategorieNORWEGIAN BOKMÅL - NOUN
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Norwegian Bokmål - Noun

FALL n (_definite singular_ FALLET, _indefinite plural_ FALL, _definite plural_ FALLA _or_ FALLENE) * a fall * case _i FALL - in case_ _i alle FALL - in any case_ RELATED TERMS * falle (_verb_) DERIVED TERMS * fallskjerm * fossefall * snøfall

fall n (definite singular fallet, indefinite plural fall, definite plural falla or fallene)

  1. a fall
  2. case
    i fall - in case
    i alle fall - in any case

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Was die in der KategorieNORWEGIAN BOKMÅL - VERB
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Norwegian Bokmål - Verb

FALL * imperative of _falle_

fall

  1. imperative of falle

Was die in der KategorieNORWEGIAN BOKMÅL - REFERENCES
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Norwegian Bokmål - References

* “fall” in _The Bokmål Dictionary_.

Was die in der KategorieNORWEGIAN NYNORSK - NOUN
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Norwegian Nynorsk - Noun

FALL n (_definite singular_ FALLET, _indefinite plural_ FALL, _definite plural_ FALLA) * a fall * case DERIVED TERMS * fallskjerm * fossefall * snøfall

fall n (definite singular fallet, indefinite plural fall, definite plural falla)

  1. a fall
  2. case

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Was die in der KategorieNORWEGIAN NYNORSK - REFERENCES
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Norwegian Nynorsk - References

* “fall” in _The Nynorsk Dictionary_.

Was die in der KategorieSWEDISH - NOUN
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Swedish - Noun

FALL n * a fall (the act of falling) * a fall, loss of greatness or wealth, a bankruptcy * a slope, a waterfall, the height of a slope or waterfall _FALLET är omgivet av skog_ the fall is surrounded by forest _FALLET är sjutton meter_ the water falls seventeen metres; the decline is seventeen metres * a (legal) case _i alla FALL_ anyhow (in all cases) _i annat FALL_ otherwise (in another case) _i så FALL_ if so (in such a case) _i vilket FALL som helst_ in any case _i vart FALL_ in any case DECLENSION RELATED TERMS

fall n

  1. a fall (the act of falling)
  2. a fall, loss of greatness or wealth, a bankruptcy
  3. a slope, a waterfall, the height of a slope or waterfall
    fallet är omgivet av skog
    the fall is surrounded by forest
    fallet är sjutton meter
    the water falls seventeen metres; the decline is seventeen metres
  4. a (legal) case
    i alla fall
    anyhow (in all cases)
    i annat fall
    otherwise (in another case)
    i fall
    if so (in such a case)
    i vilket fall som helst
    in any case
    i vart fall
    in any case

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Was die in der KategorieSWEDISH - VERB
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Swedish - Verb

FALL * imperative of falla.

fall

  1. imperative of falla.

Was die in der KategorieSWEDISH - REFERENCES
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Swedish - References

* fall in _Svenska Akademiens Ordlista_ över svenska språket (13th ed., online)


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