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Definitions of fell word
- verb fell simple past tense of fall. 1
- verb with object fell to fell (a tree, animal, etc.). 1
- noun fell an act or instance of falling or dropping from a higher to a lower place or position. 1
- noun fell that which falls or drops: a heavy fall of rain. 1
- noun fell the season of the year that comes after summer and before winter; autumn. 1
- noun fell a becoming less; a lowering or decline; a sinking to a lower level: the fall of the Roman Empire. 1
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Origin of fell
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fellen, Old English fellan, causative of feallan to fall; cognate with Gothic falljan to cause to fall
Parts of speech for Fell
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% 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".
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Synonyms for fell
- shoot — to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.
- tumble — to fall helplessly down, end over end, as by losing one's footing, support, or equilibrium; plunge headlong: to tumble down the stairs.
- drop — a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule.
- flatten — to make flat.
- slash — to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword.
- hillside — a township in NE New Jersey.
- dermis — the layer of skin just below the epidermis
- hill — the small hill in Washington, D.C., on which the Capitol stands.
- hackle — one of the long, slender feathers on the neck or saddle of certain birds, as the domestic rooster, much used in making artificial flies for anglers.
- pelt — to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
Antonyms for fell
- unite — to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
- construct — to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
- combine — If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they exist together.
- aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
- assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.
Top questions with fell
- the man who fell to earth?
- the boy who fell?
- how he fell in love?