F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawlz]
    • /fɔlz/
    • /fɔːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawlz]
    • /fɔlz/

Definitions of falls word

  • noun falls Albert Bacon, 1861–1944, U.S. politician: senator 1912–21; secretary of the Interior 1921–23; convicted in Teapot Dome scandal. 1
  • verb without object falls to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support. 1
  • verb without object falls to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, especially to leave a standing or erect position suddenly, whether voluntarily or not: to fall on one's knees. 1
  • verb without object falls to become less or lower; become of a lower level, degree, amount, quality, value, number, etc.; decline: The temperature fell ten degrees. Stock prices fell to a new low for the year. 1
  • verb without object falls to subside or abate. 1
  • verb without object falls extend downward; hang down: Her hair falls to her shoulders. 1

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Origin of falls

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fallen, Old English feallan; cognate with German fallen, Old Norse falla; akin to Lithuanian pùlti to fall

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Parts of speech for Falls


falls popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

falls usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for falls

noun falls

  • waterfall — a steep fall or flow of water in a watercourse from a height, as over a precipice; cascade.
  • downrush — (intransitive) To rush down; rush downward.
  • cataract — Cataracts are layers over a person's eyes that prevent them from seeing properly. Cataracts usually develop because of old age or illness.
  • cascade — If you refer to a cascade of something, you mean that there is a large amount of it.

Antonyms for falls

noun falls

  • ascents — Plural form of ascent.
  • enlargements — Plural form of enlargement.
  • successes — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
  • climbs — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of climb.
  • accomplishments — Plural form of accomplishment.

verb falls

  • advances — personal overtures made in an attempt to become friendly, gain a favour, etc
  • compliments — a greeting of respect or regard
  • scales — a succession or progression of steps or degrees; graduated series: the scale of taxation; the social scale.
  • progresses — a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage: the progress of a student toward a degree.

Top questions with falls

  • where is niagara falls?
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