To descend from a higher to a lower place or position through loss or lack of support; drop down by or as by the power of gravity, or by impulse; come down by tumbling or loss of balance, or by force of a push, cast, stroke, or thrust: as, meteors fall to the earth; water falls over a dam; the mantle fell from his shoulders; the blow fell with crushing force.To sink from a higher to a lower level; be or become lower; settle or sink down; go down; pass off or away; ebb: as, the river is falling (that is, becoming lower from diminution of the volume of water); the thermometer falls (that is, the mercury sinks in the tube); the ground rises and falls (apparently, to one viewing or passing over it, from inequality of surface, or actually, from an earthquake); the dew falls (according to popular belief).To descend from a higher, or more perfect, or more intense, etc., state or grade to one that is lower, or less perfect, etc.; deteriorate; sink or decrease in amount, condition, estimation, character, etc.; become degraded or be reduced in any way, as through loss, misfortune, persecution, misconduct, etc.: as, prices have fallen; the city fell into bankruptcy; to fall into poverty, disgrace, apostasy, bondage, etc.; to fall from grace or favor; to fall from allegiance; to fall into bad company.To come down as from a fixed or standing position; be overthrown or prostrated; hence, to be slain; perish; come to ruin or destruction.To pass into a new state or condition; enter upon a different state of being, action, or feeling; come to be, or to be engaged or fixed: as, to fall heir to an estate; to fall a victim; to fall asleep, ill, in love, etc.; to fall calm, as the wind; to fall into a snare, into a rage, etc.; the troops fell into line.To pass away or off; discharge its contents; disembogue, as a river: as, the Rhone falls into the Mediterranean; the Ohio falls into the Mississippi.To pass or come as if by falling or dropping; move, lapse, settle, or become fixed, with reference to an object or to a state or relation: as, the castle falls to his brother; misfortune fell to his lot; the subject falls under this head.To come to pass or to an issue; befall; happen.To come by chance or unexpectedly.To be dropped in birth; be brought forth or born: now used only of lambs and some other young animals.To hang; droop; be arranged or disposed like the pendent folds of a curtain or garment.To be fit or meet.To be required or necessary; be appropriate or suitable to a subject or an occasion.To decline gradually; languish or become faint; fade; perish.To renounce or desert allegiance, faith, or duty; apostatize; backslide.To have recourse: followed by upon, and referring usually to some support or expedient already once tried.To fail of performing a promise or purpose.To prostrate one's self, as in worship or supplication.Nautical, to sail or pass toward the mouth of a river or other outlet; drop down.In ship carpentry, to incline inward from the perpendicular: said of the top sides of a ship: same as to tumble home (which see, under tumble).To come to an end; terminate; lapse: as, an annuity which falls in when the annuitant dies.To bend or sink inward.To sink or become lean or hollow: as, her cheeks have fallen in.To concur or accord with; comply with; be agreeable or favorable to: as, to fall in with one's assertions; the measure falls in with popular demands.To perish; die away; become disused: as, the custom fell off.To become depreciated; decline from former excellence; become less valuable or interesting; decrease: as, the subscriptions fall off; the public interest is falling off.Nautical, to deviate from the course to which the head of the ship was before directed; fall to leeward.To begin an attack.[On, prep.] To assault; assail.To come upon, usually with some degree of suddenness and unexpectedness; descend upon.To light upon; come upon; discover.To happen; befall; chance.Nautical, to fall into the wrong place: the opposite of to fall home.