Fall is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand fall (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use fall in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of fall, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of fall, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
EXAMPLES - Fall in a Sentence
- Our average annual rain fall is around seven inches. (source)
- Zarai let the name fall as if it were her last breath. (source)
- Whether Congress will act on time this fall is an open question. (source)
- The movie event of the fall is the comic book event of the summer! (source)
- LEAD: Tokyo stocks fall on sluggish high-tech shares, Wall Street fall+ (source)
- "It is just too risky to let your name fall into the hands of someone else." (source)
- Your fall is a given now W, the only question is when and how far will it be. (source)
- Most of the fall is attributed to the current depressed world prices for metals. (source)
- The other, what he called a fall from grace followed by renewal and rebuilding and growth. (source)
- Expect both Lang and Zaretzke to try to win the races and let the titles fall where they may. (source)
- Also, in development for release this fall is an "enhanced" e-book version of War, with video. (source)
- By the end of the book, he gets his first taste of fame, which he describes as a fall from grace. (source)
- "We are identifying about $80,000 in shortfall in revenue," he said, but that's an educated guess. (source)
- Again the views are beyond description, and of course riding there in the fall is my favorite time. (source)
- Thankfully, the only thing I have to show for the fall is a diminished sense of ego and a painful elbow. (source)
- The short-term fall in prices is good news for livestock farmers who saw feed prices soar to a peak in April this year. (source)
- Stop trying to scare the public as your word fall on deaf ears and we would like to forget the past 8 years ever happened. (source)
- I had watched my mother be beaten to a pulp, now she lay critical in the hospital from what he called a fall down the stairs. (source)
- First off, there's that moment of suspense once you've heard the coins fall noisily into the guts of the metal box on the side. (source)
- The three-month fall translates to 3.08 per cent - not very high compared with the 8-10 per cent plunge in some western countries. (source)
- Westpac senior currency strategist Sean Callow said dollar-bearishness remained, but there would be limits to its near-term fall from here. (source)
- Following the film in the fall is a new TV series that, Filoni says, "looks at the larger scope of the war and covers many characters and cultures." (source)
- I'm not sure the report implies that the Council is the 'main offender', but it does identify the main shortfall of the Council: lack of transparency. (source)
- There's always what we call a fall-type maximum, a maximum for a little bit of severe weather in the fall when the cold tries to come down from Canada. (source)
- On the upside, though, break of 1.5227 resistance will be the first alert that such medium term fall from 2.0158 has completed and a medium term bottom is formed. (source)
- Louis Vuitton, for example, recently replaced Madonna, who had starred in the labels fall 2009 ad campaign, with a seamstress in a portrait designed to evoke a Vermeer painting. (source)
- Now I am in the middle of raking leaves that fell last fall, which is called fall because you will fall into the leaves that fell in the fall and will not feel fine after you have fallen. (source)
- And with Obama's Uber-Liberal credentials the only thing he can win in the fall is a place alongside McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore and Kerry ... another loser Liberal for the Democrats. (source)
- Buried in the story of the fall is a short section called the Protoevangelion, and it appears in the curse on the serpent in verse 15: He will strike your head and you will strike his heel. (source)
- She believed that she devoted it to activities which she called her fall work, and that she pressed forward in the fulfilments of these duties with a vigor inspired by the cool, clear weather. (source)
- Though, a break above 50.05 / 47 resistance zone will be a strong signal that medium term fall has completed on bullish convergence conditions in daily MACD and should then bring strong rebound. (source)
- February 2008 BCIA newsletter, both the president who replaced Ames, Keith Duhaime, and the chair of the conduct and discipline committee, Bob Holtby, wrote about what they described as a fall 2007 complaint. (source)
- But he's achieving his otherwise laudable goals by using one-time revenues, including $14 million in grants to cover a built-in shortfall in the school budget and an expected $3 million surplus to boost operating revenues. (source)
- As the European Commission expects some short-term fall in demand for added value dairy products, one national trade association claims that cheese is well placed to meet various consumer needs during the economic downturn. (source)
- Not only does Carville have so many holes in his argument (did I catch them all?) that his attempts to paint Rush with some kind of "hypocrite" label fall flat on its face (I forgot he was even trying to make that point), but Carville shows that he clearly does not get it. (source)
- The _Cohoz fall_ is about three miles from the mouth of this river, and at a place where its width is about three hundred yards: a ledge of rocks extends quite across the stream, and from the top of these the water falls about fifty feet perpendicular: the line of the fall, from one side of the river to the other, is nearly straight. (source)
- Cateract with ease measured the hight of the purpendicular fall of 47 feet 8 Inches at which place the river is 473 yards wide as also the hight of the Cascade &c. a continuel mist quite across this fall* after which we proceeded on up the river a little more than a mile to the largest fountain or Spring I ever Saw, and doubt if it is not the largest in America Known, this water boils up from under th rocks near the edge of the river and falls imediately into the river 8 feet and keeps its Colour for 1/2 a mile which is emencely Clear and of a bluish (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 70.0, which suggests that "fall" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 31 synonyms for fall.
abatement, belly flop, cut, decline, declivity, decrease, diminution, dip, dive, downgrade, downward slope, drop, dwindling, ebb, falling off, header, incline, lapse, lessening, nose dive, plummet, plunge, pratfall, recession, reduction, slant, slip, slope, slump, spill, tumble
We have 10 antonyms for fall.
ascent, climb, enlargement, evenness, increase, level, perfection, rise, scaling, success
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of fall from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity.
- (verb-intransitive) To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position: I fell back in my chair. The pilgrims fell to their knees.
- (verb-intransitive) To lose an upright or erect position suddenly.
- (verb-intransitive) To drop wounded or dead, especially in battle.
- (verb-intransitive) To go or come as if by falling: All grief fell from our hearts. Night fell quickly.