Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of fall.
  • adj. That falls or fall.
  • n. The action of the verb to fall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from fall, v. i.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which falls or drops; a dropping.
  • n. That which sinks; a hollow: as, risings and fallings in the ground.
  • n. In pathology, displacement of a part or organ downward: as, falling of the womb or of the eyelid. See prolapsus, ptosis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. decreasing in amount or degree
  • adj. becoming lower or less in degree or value
  • adj. coming down freely under the influence of gravity

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Examples

  • Extend the exercise so as to produce with each element, and with all the various intervals, a series or succession of rising and falling intervals, thus: _rising, falling, rising, falling_, etc.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • Maybe Lucy was right, either he was going gay or… Lucy had used the term falling in love.

    The Home for Broken Hearts

  • Solid acting oddly enough, only the train falling is totally impossible (like the Viper scenes happen every day in LA) I mean the rest of the unrealism is in check with their abilities.

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  • All of them absorb some of the energy and water from storm surges, which, more than the rain falling from the sky, caused the current calamity.

    Boing Boing: August 28, 2005 - September 3, 2005 Archives

  • His voice seemed to die away after he pronounced my name, the word falling lower and lower as if everything he was saying were being said from the top of a deep well and I was on the very bottom.

    Music in The Night

  • Over gently undulating country, with many old gardens and watch-houses, some of great height, we reached the River Kalambo, which I know as falling into Tanganyika.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

  • Singer-songwriter Christina Perri sings as Victoria twirls around on stage, doing moves that include synchronized falling to the ground whenever Christina sings the word "falling" in her lyrics.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • That which they, report of him, amongst other things, that in his extreme old age he put himself upon learning the Greek tongue with so greedy an appetite, as if to quench a long thirst, does not seem to me to make much for his honour; it being properly what we call falling into second childhood.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • The opponents say the exchange is merely a 'sticking plaster' over the company's problems, which they identify as falling sales, too much debt and excessive capacity in the semiconductor industry.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Matt Roth is happy to be out of Miami after what he termed a falling out with the Dolphins.

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