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.
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.
To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.
Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
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.
Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
A section of the curling sheet that is sloped, which can cause a moving stone to curl in the opposite direction than intended.
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.
To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
The line on any tackle that is hauled. The tackles on boat davits are known as boat falls, from the Middle English fallen, meaning a fall.
Any rope that passes through two or more blocks.
Gear for lowering tackle.
For a horse, shoulder and hindquarter on the same side touch the ground; for a rider, separation between the rider and horse necessitating remounting.
1. the act of a horse touching either its shoulders or hind quarters to the ground. 2. the act of a rider touching any part of the body to the ground or pushing up from an obstacle to return to the saddle.
(horse) when the shoulders and quarters touch the ground; (rider) when the rider loses contact with the horse and has to remount to re-establish contact
If the horse's shoulders or hindquarters, or any part of the rider's body touches the ground, it is considered a fall, which brings automatic disqualification.
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.
meteorite which was witnessed to fall to Earth's surface.
a movement from terrestrial mind to worldly mind
A meteorite that was observed to fall and recovered. Because this type of meteorite is usually collected soon after falling, weathering and other terrestrial processes do not have an opportunity to degrade the sample.
The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
Season between summer and winter. Astronomically it is the period from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.
the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
Autumn – the season between summer and winter is called Fall throughout North America.
said of a planet in the sign opposite to its Exaltation; the weakest and least favorable placement for a planet, resulting in a restriction of its nature and an inability to express its positive or optimistic qualities. This is personally significant only for Moon in Scorpio, Mercury in Leo, Venus in Virgo, Mars in Cancer; and, to a lesser extent, Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Aries.
A sign opposite the one in which a planet is exalted. A significator in its fall may indicate an unfortunate, helpless, insolvent, or cruel person. A planet in its fall may literally refer to a person who has fallen, been disgraced, or suffered some kind of limitation.
A planet placed in a sign which is opposite to its sign of exaltation is referred to as its sign of fall. Its properties are out of context with the influence of the sign in which it is placed. Fall planets may be indicators of past-life debts to be repaid.
The sign opposite the sign of exaltation. This is a sign where the planet's energy tends to "fall away" from the best expression.
To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
To come; to occur; to arrive.
come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
a bad omen, you know, as well as a serious matter, for a poor actress
What you would expect, to fall from a climb. Not to bad if on a top rope, can be quite worrying if in the lead.
To borrow a phrase from Carl Ockier, "a dynamic retreat from a climb."
To retreat in dynamic fashion from a climb.
To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
to involuntarily lose one's position; short falls to protected rope tend to be silent since there is insufficient time to call out
Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.
suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
an unexpected loss of balance and control that causes a person to come to rest on the floor or any lower level
an unintentional loss of balance causing one to make unexpected contact with the ground or floor
"…a sudden, unintentional change in position causing an individual to land at a lower level, on an object, floor, or the ground, other than as a consequence of sudden paralysis, epileptic seizure, or overwhelming external force." (Tinetti ME, Baker DI, Dutcher J, Vincent JE, Rozett RT. Reducing the risk of falls among older adults in the community. Berkley, CA: Peaceable Kingdom Press, 1997.)