Crossword clues for fell
- Kind of swoop
- Cut down
- Lost value
- Bring down
- Take an ax to
- Cut down, as a tree
- The dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
- Seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
- Wield an ax on an ash
- "If I ___," Beatles song
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fall \Fall\ (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. Fell (f[e^]l); p. p. Fallen (f[add]l"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Falling.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr. sfa`llein to cause to fall, Skr. sphal, sphul, to tremble. Cf. Fail, Fell, v. t., to cause to fall.]
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.
I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
--Luke x. 18.
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.
I fell at his feet to worship him.
--Rev. xix. 10.
To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
A thousand shall fall at thy side.
--Ps. xci. 7.
He rushed into the field, and, foremost fighting, fell.
To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.
To decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price etc.; to become less; as, the price falls; stocks fell two points.
I am a poor fallen man, unworthy now To be thy lord and master.
The greatness of these Irish lords suddenly fell and vanished.
--Sir J. Davies.
To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
Heaven and earth will witness, If Rome must fall, that we are innocent.
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.
Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
--Heb. iv. 11.
To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; as, to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance.
Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
--Gen. iv. 5.
I have observed of late thy looks are fallen.
To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
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.
To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
The Romans fell on this model by chance.
Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall.
--Ruth. iii. 18.
They do not make laws, they fall into customs.
To come; to occur; to arrive.
The vernal equinox, which at the Nicene Council fell on the 21st of March, falls now  about ten days sooner.
To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.
They now no longer doubted, but fell to work heart and soul.
--Jowett (Thucyd. ).
To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
To belong or appertain.
If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.
To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him. To fall abroad of (Naut.), to strike against; -- applied to one vessel coming into collision with another. To fall among, to come among accidentally or unexpectedly. To fall astern (Naut.), to move or be driven backward; to be left behind; as, a ship falls astern by the force of a current, or when outsailed by another. To fall away.
To lose flesh; to become lean or emaciated; to pine.
To renounce or desert allegiance; to revolt or rebel.
To renounce or desert the faith; to apostatize. ``These . . . for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.''
--Luke viii. 13.
To perish; to vanish; to be lost. ``How . . . can the soul . . . fall away into nothing?''
To decline gradually; to fade; to languish, or become faint. ``One color falls away by just degrees, and another rises insensibly.'' --Addison. To fall back.
To recede or retreat; to give way.
To fail of performing a promise or purpose; not to fulfill. To fall back upon or To fall back on.
(Mil.) To retreat for safety to (a stronger position in the rear, as to a fort or a supporting body of troops).
To have recourse to (a reserved fund, a more reliable alternative, or some other available expedient or support). To fall calm, to cease to blow; to become calm. To fall down.
To prostrate one's self in worship. ``All kings shall fall down before him.''
--Ps. lxxii. 11.
To sink; to come to the ground. ``Down fell the beauteous youth.''
To bend or bow, as a suppliant.
(Naut.) To sail or drift toward the mouth of a river or other outlet. To fall flat, to produce no response or result; to fail of the intended effect; as, his speech fell flat. To fall foul of.
(Naut.) To have a collision with; to become entangled with
To attack; to make an assault upon. To fall from, to recede or depart from; not to adhere to; as, to fall from an agreement or engagement; to fall from allegiance or duty. To fall from grace (M. E. Ch.), to sin; to withdraw from the faith. To fall home (Ship Carp.), to curve inward; -- said of the timbers or upper parts of a ship's side which are much within a perpendicular. To fall in.
To sink inwards; as, the roof fell in.
(Mil.) To take one's proper or assigned place in line; as, to fall in on the right.
To come to an end; to terminate; to lapse; as, on the death of Mr. B., the annuuity, which he had so long received, fell in.
To become operative. ``The reversion, to which he had been nominated twenty years before, fell in.'' --Macaulay. To fall into one's hands, to pass, often suddenly or unexpectedly, into one's ownership or control; as, to spike cannon when they are likely to fall into the hands of the enemy. To fall in with.
To meet with accidentally; as, to fall in with a friend.
(Naut.) To meet, as a ship; also, to discover or come near, as land.
To concur with; to agree with; as, the measure falls in with popular opinion.
To comply; to yield to. ``You will find it difficult to persuade learned men to fall in with your projects.'' --Addison. To fall off.
To drop; as, fruits fall off when ripe.
To withdraw; to separate; to become detached; as, friends fall off in adversity. ``Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide.''
To perish; to die away; as, words fall off by disuse.
To apostatize; to forsake; to withdraw from the faith, or from allegiance or duty.
Those captive tribes . . . fell off From God to worship calves.
To forsake; to abandon; as, his customers fell off.
To depreciate; to change for the worse; to deteriorate; to become less valuable, abundant, or interesting; as, a falling off in the wheat crop; the magazine or the review falls off. ``O Hamlet, what a falling off was there!''
(Naut.) To deviate or trend to the leeward of the point to which the head of the ship was before directed; to fall to leeward. To fall on.
To meet with; to light upon; as, we have fallen on evil days.
To begin suddenly and eagerly. ``Fall on, and try the appetite to eat.''
To begin an attack; to assault; to assail. ``Fall on, fall on, and hear him not.''
To drop on; to descend on. To fall out.
To quarrel; to begin to contend.
A soul exasperated in ills falls out With everything, its friend, itself.
To happen; to befall; to chance. ``There fell out a bloody quarrel betwixt the frogs and the mice.''
(Mil.) To leave the ranks, as a soldier. To fall over.
To revolt; to desert from one side to another.
To fall beyond. --Shak. To fall short, to be deficient; as, the corn falls short; they all fall short in duty. To fall through, to come to nothing; to fail; as, the engageent has fallen through. To fall to, to begin. ``Fall to, with eager joy, on homely food.'' --Dryden. To fall under.
To come under, or within the limits of; to be subjected to; as, they fell under the jurisdiction of the emperor.
To come under; to become the subject of; as, this point did not fall under the cognizance or deliberations of the court; these things do not fall under human sight or observation.
To come within; to be ranged or reckoned with; to be subordinate to in the way of classification; as, these substances fall under a different class or order. To fall upon.
To attack. [See To fall on.]
To attempt; to have recourse to. ``I do not intend to fall upon nice disquisitions.''
To rush against.
Note: Fall primarily denotes descending motion, either in a perpendicular or inclined direction, and, in most of its applications, implies, literally or figuratively, velocity, haste, suddenness, or violence. Its use is so various, and so mush diversified by modifying words, that it is not easy to enumerate its senses in all its applications.
Fell \Fell\, a. [OE. fel, OF. fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. fel (only in comp.) OF. fel, as a noun also accus. felon, is fr. LL. felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. feal, Arm. falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. feall to betray; or cf. OHG. fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. fell skin. Cf. Felon.]
Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous.
While we devise fell tortures for thy faults.
Eager; earnest; intent. [Obs.]
I am so fell to my business.
Fell \Fell\, imp. of Fall.
Fell \Fell\, n. (Mining) The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.
Fell \Fell\, v. t. [Cf. Gael. fill to fold, plait, Sw. f[*a]ll a hem.] To sew or hem; -- said of seams.
Fell \Fell\, n.
(Sewing) A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.
(Weaving) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
Fell \Fell\, n. [Cf. L. fel gall, bile, or E. fell, a.] Gall; anger; melancholy. [Obs.]
Untroubled of vile fear or bitter fell.
Fell \Fell\, n. [AS. fell; akin to D. vel, OHG. fel, G. fell, Icel. fell (in comp.), Goth fill in [thorn]rutsfill leprosy, L. pellis skin, G. ?. Cf. Film, Peel, Pell, n.] A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; -- used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.
We are still handling our ewes, and their fells, you
know, are greasy.
Fell \Fell\, n. [Icel. fell, fjally; akin to Sw. fj["a]ll a ridge or chain of mountains, Dan. fjeld mountain, rock and prob. to G. fels rock, or perh. to feld field, E. field.]
A barren or rocky hill.
A wild field; a moor.
Fell \Fell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felled; p. pr. & vb. n. Felling.] [AS. fellan, a causative verb fr. feallan to fall; akin to D. vellen, G. f["a]llen, Icel. fella, Sw. f["a]lla, Dan. f[ae]lde. See Fall, v. i.] To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.
Stand, or I'll fell thee down.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English fællan (Mercian), fyllan (West Saxon) "make fall, cause to fall," also "strike down, demolish, kill," from Proto-Germanic *falljan "strike down, cause to fall" (cognates: Old Frisian falla, Old Saxon fellian, Dutch fellen, Old High German fellen, German fällen, Old Norse fella, Danish fælde), causative of *fallan (source of Old English feallan; see fall (v.)), showing i-mutation. Related: Felled; feller; felling.
"cruel," late 13c., possibly late Old English, perhaps from Old French fel "cruel, fierce, vicious," from Medieval Latin fello "villain" (see felon). Phrase at one fell swoop is from "Macbeth." Related: Fellness.
"rocky hill," c.1300, from Old Norse fiall "mountain," from Proto-Germanic *felzam- "rock" (cognates: Old High German felisa, German Fels "stone, rock"), from PIE root *pel(i)s- "rock, cliff." Old High German felisa "a rock" is the source of French falaise (formerly falize) "cliff." Now mostly in place-names, such as Scafell Pike, highest mountain in England.
past tense of fall (v.), Old English feoll.
"skin or hide of an animal," Old English fel "skin, hide, garment of skin," from Proto-Germanic *felnam- (cognates: Old Frisian fel, Old Saxon fel, Dutch vel, Old High German fel, German fell, Old Norse fiall, Gothic fill "skin, hide"), from PIE *pel-no-, suffixed form of root *pel- (4) "skin, hide" (see film (n.)). Related: Fellmonger.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A cutting-down of timber. 2 The stitching down of a fold of cloth; specifically, the portion of a kilt, from the waist to the seat, where the pleats are stitched down. 3 (context textiles English) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft. vb. (context transitive English) To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree. Etymology 2
n. 1 An animal skin, hide. 2 Human skin (now only as a metaphorical use of previous sense). Etymology 3
n. (context archaic outside the UK English) A rocky ridge or chain of mountains. Etymology 4
Of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; grim; fierce; ruthless; savage. adv. sharply; fiercely. n. Gall; anger; melancholy. Etymology 5
n. (context mining English) The finer portions of ore, which go through the meshes when the ore is sorted by sifting.
n. the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973" [syn: autumn]
the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue"
a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides" [ant: rise]
when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat [syn: pin]
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height" [syn: drop]
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" [syn: drop, dip, free fall]
v. descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again" [syn: descend, go down, come down] [ant: rise, ascend]
pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"
come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading" [syn: come]
suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper" [syn: decrease, diminish, lessen] [ant: increase]
die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears" [syn: shine, strike]
be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"
occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
to be given by assignment or distribution; "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the yougest student"
move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"
be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son" [syn: accrue]
fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" [syn: light]
slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead" [syn: fall down]
drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
be cast down; "his eyes fell"
come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"
go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"
A fell (from Old Norsefell, fjall, "mountain") is a high and barren landscape feature, such as a mountain range or moor-covered hills. The term is most often employed in Fennoscandia, the Isle of Man, parts of Northern England, and Scotland.
__NOTOC__ Fell is the mountains and upland in northern England and other parts of Europe.
Fell may also refer to:
Fell is a novel, written by David Clement-Davies as a follow-up to The Sight. The book was published in 2007 by Amulet Books. It follows the story of Fell, a wolf who left his pack after the events of The Sight.
Fell is a music genre performed by Goan Catholic men and women during the Goa Carnival before the Lent in Goa, India.
Fell is a collaborative effort between musicians Andrew Hulme and Paul Schütze, released independently through 7° in 1996.
Fell is an American comic book, written by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Ben Templesmith, and published by Image Comics. It has received two Eisner Awards nominations, for Best New Series and Best Continuing Series. It began publication in 2005 and has been on hiatus since 2008, awaiting the release of its tenth installment. In a 2013 interview, Templesmith stated, "There’s one issue done and I could have it illustrated tomorrow and Image won’t print it. They would want two or three more issues of script written in the can, because they’re not going to release one issue of a monthly book once every two years." Ellis has also made statements online indicating that once the series does return it may be short lived, saying that they would like to finish "the intended final seven issues".
Fell is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alfred Fell MB ChB (1878–1953), Scottish international rugby player (1901–1903)
- Alison Fell (born 1944), Scottish poet and novelist
- Anthony Fell (politician) (1914–1998), British Conservative Party politician
- Anthony S. Fell, OC, Canadian businessman and chairman of RBC Capital Markets
- Arthur Fell (1850–1934), English solicitor and Conservative Party politician
- Barry Fell (1917–1994), zoologist and writer on epigraphy
- Bill Fell QPM (1904–1986), New Zealand policeman
- Bob Fell OAM (born 1930), Australian politician
- Charles Fell (1844–1918), Mayor of Nelson, New Zealand and painter
- Charles Fell (divine), D.D. (1687–1763), English Roman Catholic priest
- Christine Fell OBE (died 1998), taught English at the University of Nottingham
- Clare Fell (1912–2002), British archaeologist
- Claude Fell (1892–1972), former Australian rules footballer
- David Fell (1869–1956), Scottish-born Australian politician
- Derek Fell, writer and photographer of art, travel and garden books
- Desmond Fell (1912–1992), South African cricketer
- George Fell (1849 - 1918), American physician, worked on artificial ventilation and electrocution
- Gerry Fell (born 1951), English professional footballer
- Gideon Fell, fictional character created by John Dickson Carr
- Graeme Fell, former 3000 meters steeplechase runner
- Hans-Josef Fell, German Member of Parliament
- Heather Fell, British modern pentathlete
- Henry Fell (fl. 1672), was a Quaker missionary and writer
- Honor Fell, DBE, Ph.D, D.Sc, FRS (1900–1986), British scientist and zoologist
- James Fell (1821–1890), English-born merchant and political figure in British Columbia
- Jeffrey Fell (born 1956), retired jockey and a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee
- Jesse Fell, anthracite experimenter from Pennsylvania
- Jesse W. Fell, Illinois businessman and friend of Abraham Lincoln
- Jimmy Fell (1936–2011), English footballer
- John Fell (bishop) (1625–1686), English churchman and influential academic
- John Fell (Canadian politician) (1819–1901), Ontario businessman, farmer and political figure
- John Fell (drummer), American drummer
- John Fell (judge) (1721–1798), American merchant and jurist
- John Fell (tutor) (1735–1797), English congregationalist minister and classical tutor
- John Barraclough Fell (1815–1902), engineer
- Julian Fell, winning contestant from the British game show Countdown
- Júnior Fell (born 1992), Brazilian football player
- Laura Fell, known as Darla Aquista, a fictional character in comic books published by DC Comics
- Leonard Fell (died 1700), English Quaker
- Les Fell (1920–2010), English footballer
- Margaret Fell or Margaret Fox (1614–1702), one of the founding members of the Religious Society of Friends
- Mark Fell (born 1960), former English cricketer
- Mary Fell (born 1947), American poet and academic
- Matthew Fell (1875–1957), Australian rules footballer
- Michael Fell (born 1963), California criminal lawyer and former prosecutor
- Norman Fell (1924–1998), American actor of film and television
- Patrick Fell (1940–2011), Roman Catholic priest, convicted of being a commander of an IRA active service unit
- R. A. L. Fell (1895‑1973) was a British classical scholar and writer
- R. B. Fell CB was the 4th Commander of the Ceylon Defence Force
- Richard Fell, British High Commissioner to New Zealand from 2001 to 2006
- Sam Fell, animator
- Samuel Fell (1584 – 1649) Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
- Shane Fell (born 1967), former Australian rules footballer
- Simon Fell, bassist and composer
- Stuart Fell, professional actor and stuntman
- Terry Fell (1921–2007), American country musician
- Thomas Fell (1598–1658), lawyer, member of parliament and vice-chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster
- Tom Fell (born 1993), English cricketer
- Tony Fell (1931–2011), British businessman and musician
- Wilfred Fell (1879–1920), former Australian rules footballer
- William Fell (writer) (1761–1848), English writer
- William Scott Fell (1866–1930), Australian shipping merchant and politician
Usage examples of "fell".
She proceeded to explain about the ragged bundle Acorn had carried, and described the rock that fell out of it after his death.
Constructed of heart cypress from trees felled in the swamp that was a part of the acreage, it was filled with all the furnishings that made life gracious as well as comfortable.
The booty that fell into the hands of the Goths was immense: the wealth of the adjacent countries had been deposited in Trebizond, as in a secure place of refuge.
For as I lay sleeping betwixt the strokes of night, a dream of the night stood by my bed and beheld me with a glance so fell that I was all adrad and quaking with fear.
It was moments like this, when their smiles and adulation fell on her, that Denise knew everything was worthwhile.
In the south-east Rundle and Brabant were slowly advancing, while the Boers who faced them fell back towards Lindley.
Bogaert had felled most of the closest trees, but the slight drift of the aerosol out of the forest still brought enough enzyme to promote the destruction of most of their garments.
The tribune stumbled and fell crosswise over Clodius Afer on the couch next to his.
So he went to his place and fell asleep and slept long, while the women went down to acre and meadow, or saw to the baking of bread or the sewing of garments, or went far afield to tend the neat and the sheep.
Danae fell back, her whole body tingling with the afterclap of that scream.
It was sleeveless, with a scooped neck and a softly full torso that would cling around the bust and then float out in an ageless style that fell to the floor.
When sum in at fell aght,--soft an red, An it rested across ov his knee.
Tapirs, deer, agouti and other game fell before his arrows, until he had accumulated enough to supply the cabin for weeks to come.
He was so ashamed of breaking ahimsa that his body fell slack and the other boys managed to pin him to the floor.
On the other side of the ridge fell a wide valley of bare turf, with the Aldern River threading through its center.