Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • from fall, v. i.
  • See To fall away, To fall off, etc., under Fall, v. i.
  • the plain, broad, linen collar turning down over the doublet, worn in the early part of the 17th century.
  • (Med.) epilepsy.
  • (Astron.) See Shooting star.
  • a stone falling through the atmosphere; a meteorite; an aërolite.
  • the ebb tide.
  • [Colloq.] a rainy season.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of fall.
  • adjective That falls or fall.
  • noun The action of the verb to fall.

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

  • adjective decreasing in amount or degree
  • adjective becoming lower or less in degree or value
  • adjective 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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