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Autumn vs. Fall: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Autumn and Fall are synonymous, both referring to the season between summer and winter. "Autumn" is more common in British English, while "Fall" is predominantly used in American English.
Autumn vs. Fall

Key Differences

Autumn, derived from the Latin word "autumnus," is commonly used in British English. It evokes a sense of the gradual onset of the season. Fall, originating from the Old English "feallan" (to fall), is used primarily in American English and refers to the falling of leaves during this time.
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Autumn is often used in literature to symbolize maturity or the twilight years of life. Fall, with its direct reference to falling leaves, is typically associated with a sense of change or transition.
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The word Autumn conjures images of gradual change, milder temperatures, and the harvest season. Fall, in contrast, often brings to mind a quicker transition, the dropping of leaves, and preparation for winter.
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In English-speaking countries other than the United States, Autumn is the more commonly used term. Fall, while understood, is distinctly American and is rarely used elsewhere.
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In contemporary language, both terms are interchangeable with no difference in meaning. Autumn might be perceived as more formal or poetic, while Fall is more colloquial.
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Comparison Chart

Origin

Latin "autumnus"
Old English "feallan"
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Common Usage

British English
American English
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Cultural Symbolism

Maturity, harvest
Change, transition
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Imagery

Gradual change, mildness
Quick transition, leaf-falling
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Formality

More formal or poetic
More colloquial
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Autumn and Fall Definitions

Autumn

A time of fullness or fruition.
The autumn of their relationship was marked by deep understanding.
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Fall

A decline or decrease in strength, amount, or quality.
The company experienced a fall in profits this quarter.
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Autumn

A term used in poetry to evoke a sense of change and transformation.
In the autumn of the year, the sun sets earlier, bringing cooler nights.
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Fall

To suddenly drop or come down from a higher to a lower level.
She watched the ripe apple fall from the tree.
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Autumn

A late stage or period in the life of something.
In the autumn of his life, he reflected on his youthful adventures.
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Fall

A reduction in status, esteem, or rank.
His dishonest actions led to his fall from grace.
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Autumn

The season of the year between summer and winter, during which temperatures gradually decrease.
The forest is breathtaking in autumn with its array of red and gold leaves.
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Fall

To occur or take place, especially as something significant.
The festival will fall in the last week of October.
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Autumn

The season of the year between summer and winter, during which the weather becomes cooler and many plants become dormant, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice and popularly considered to include the months of September, October, and November; fall. In the Southern Hemisphere autumn includes March, April, and May.
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Fall

To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity
Leaves fell from the tree.
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Autumn

A period of maturity verging on decline.
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Fall

To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
I fell back in my chair. The pilgrims fell to their knees.
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Autumn

Relating to or occurring in autumn
Autumn foliage.
Autumn harvests.
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To lose an upright or erect position suddenly
Tripped and fell.
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Autumn

Grown during the season of autumn
Autumn crops.
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To drop wounded or dead, especially in battle.
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Autumn

Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Fall

To hang down
The child's hair fell in ringlets.
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Autumn

The time period when someone or something is past its prime.
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Fall

To be cast down
Her eyes fell.
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Autumn

(fashion) A person with relatively dark hair and a warm skin tone, seen as best suited to certain colours in clothing.
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To be directed toward or come into contact; rest
My gaze fell upon the letter. The light fell on my book.
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Autumn

Of or relating to autumn; autumnal
Autumn leaves
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Fall

To come into existence or occur as if by falling
A plague fell on the town. Night fell quickly.
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Autumn

(intransitive) To spend the autumn (in a particular place).
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Fall

To occur at a specified time or place
The holiday falls on a Thursday. The stress falls on the last syllable.
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Autumn

To undergo the changes associated with autumn, such as leaves changing color and falling from trees.
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Fall

To be removed as if by falling
All grief fell from our hearts.
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Autumn

The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.
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Fall

To come forth as if by falling; issue
Did any thanks fall from their lips?.
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Autumn

The harvest or fruits of autumn.
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Fall

To assume an expression of consternation or disappointment
His face fell when he heard the report.
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Autumn

The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage.
Dr. Preston was now entering into the autumn of the duke's favor.
Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge.
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Fall

To undergo conquest or capture, especially as the result of an armed attack
The city fell after a long siege.
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Autumn

The season when the leaves fall from the trees;
In the fall of 1973
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Fall

To experience defeat or ruin
The home team fell to the visitors. After 300 years the dynasty fell.
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Autumn

A period of maturity or incipient decline.
Her career was in its autumn, yet she continued to innovate.
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Fall

To lose office
The disgraced prime minister fell from power.
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Fall

To move downward to a lower level; be reduced
The tide fell.
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Fall

To slope downward
The land falls gently toward the sea.
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Fall

To become less in amount or degree
The air pressure is falling.
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Fall

To diminish in pitch or volume
My friend's voice fell to a whisper.
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Fall

To decline in financial value
Last year, stocks fell sharply.
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Fall

To give into temptation; suffer a moral lapse.
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Fall

(Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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Fall

To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation
Fell silent.
Fall in love.
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Fall

To come, as by chance
Fell among a band of thieves.
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Fall

To be given by assignment or distribution
The greatest task fell to me.
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Fall

To be given by right or inheritance.
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Fall

To be included within the range or scope of something
The specimens fall into three categories.
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Fall

To apply oneself
Fell to work immediately.
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Fall

To be born. Used chiefly of lambs.
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Fall

To cut down (a tree); fell.
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Fall

The act or an instance of falling.
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Fall

A sudden drop from a relatively erect to a less erect position.
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Fall

Something that has fallen
A fall of snow.
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Fall

An amount that has fallen
A fall of two inches of rain.
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Fall

The distance that something falls
The victim suffered a fall of three stories to the ground.
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Fall

Autumn.
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Fall

Falls(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A waterfall.
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Fall

A downward movement or slope.
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Fall

A veil hung from a hat and down the wearer's back.
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Fall

An ornamental cascade of lace or trimming attached to a dress, usually at the collar.
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A hairpiece with long, free-hanging hair.
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Fall

An overthrow; a collapse
The fall of a government.
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Fall

Armed capture of a place under siege
The fall of Troy.
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Fall

A reduction in value, amount, or degree
A fall in housing prices.
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Fall

A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance
His fall from power.
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Fall

A moral lapse.
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Fall

Often Fall(Theology)The loss of humanity's original innocence and happiness resulting from Adam and Eve's eating of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
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The act of holding a wrestling opponent on the opponent's back so that the shoulders remain in contact with the mat for a designated period, usually one or two seconds, thereby winning the match. Also called pin.
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Any of various wrestling maneuvers resulting in such an act.
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Fall

A break or rise in the level of a deck.
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Falls The apparatus used to hoist and transfer cargo or lifeboats.
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Fall

The end of a cable, rope, or chain that is pulled by the power source in hoisting.
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Fall

The birth of an animal, especially a lamb.
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Fall

All the animals born at one birth; a litter.
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Fall

A family of woodcock in flight.
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Fall

(Botany) One of the outer, drooping segments of a flower, especially an iris.
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Fall

Of, having to do with, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of fall
Fall fashion.
Fall harvests.
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Fall

Grown during the season of fall
Fall crops.
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Fall

To be moved downwards.
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Fall

To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.
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Fall

To come down, to drop or descend.
The rain fell at dawn.
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Fall

To come as if by dropping down.
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Fall

To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.
He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.
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Fall

To be brought to the ground.
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Fall

(transitive) To move downwards.
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Fall

(obsolete) To let fall; to drop.
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Fall

(obsolete) To sink; to depress.
To fall the voice
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Fall

To fell; to cut down.
To fall a tree
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Fall

(intransitive) To change, often negatively.
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Fall

To become.
She has fallen ill.
The children fell asleep in the back of the car.
When did you first fall in love?
Fall silent, fall sick, fall pregnant, fall victim to something
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(intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.
Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.
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Fall

To die, especially in battle or by disease.
This is a monument to all those who fell in the First World War.
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(intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc.).
The candidate's poll ratings fell abruptly after the banking scandal.
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Fall

To occur (on a certain day of the week, date, or similar); to happen.
Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday.
Last year, Commencement fell on June 3.
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(intransitive) To be allotted to; to arrive through chance, fate, or inheritance.
And so it falls to me to make this important decision.
The estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
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Fall

To diminish; to lessen or lower.
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Fall

To bring forth.
To fall lambs
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Fall

To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals.
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(intransitive) To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin.
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(intransitive) To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.
To fall into error;
To fall into difficulties
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(intransitive) To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; said of the face.
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(intransitive) To happen; to come to pass; to chance or light (upon).
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(intransitive) To begin with haste, ardour, or vehemence; to rush or hurry.
After arguing, they fell to blows.
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(intransitive) To be dropped or uttered carelessly.
An unguarded expression fell from his lips.
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To hang down under the influence of gravity.
An Empire-style dress has a high waistline – directly under the bust – from which the dress falls all the way to a hem as low as the floor.
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The act of moving to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
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A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc.
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The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees; autumn; the season of the year between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.
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Fall

A loss of greatness or status.
The fall of Rome
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Fall

That which falls or cascades.
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(sport) A crucial event or circumstance.
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The action of a batsman being out.
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(curling) A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction.
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(wrestling) An instance of a wrestler being pinned to the mat.
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A hairpiece for women consisting of long strands of hair on a woven backing, intended primarily to cover hair loss.
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Blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed.
He set up his rival to take the fall.
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(nautical) The part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting (usu. plural).
Have the goodness to secure the falls of the mizzen halyards.
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Fall

An old Scots unit of measure equal to six ells.
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A short, flexible piece of leather forming part of a bullwhip, placed between the thong and the cracker.
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The lid, on a piano, that covers the keyboard
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(nautical) The chasing of a hunted whale.
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(nautical) The cry given when a whale is sighted, or harpooned.
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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.
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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.
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To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; - with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
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To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
A thousand shall fall at thy side.
He rushed into the field, and, foremost fighting, fell.
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To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
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To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; - said of the young of certain animals.
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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 nowTo be thy lord and master.
The greatness of these Irish lords suddenly fell and vanished.
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To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
Heaven and earth will witness,If Rome must fall, that we are innocent.
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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.
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To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; as, to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
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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.
I have observed of late thy looks are fallen.
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To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
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Fall

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.
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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.
They do not make laws, they fall into customs.
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Fall

To come; to occur; to arrive.
The vernal equinox, which at the Nicene Council fell on the 21st of March, falls now [1694] about ten days sooner.
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Fall

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.
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Fall

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.
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Fall

To belong or appertain.
If to her share some female errors fall,Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.
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Fall

To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.
Those captive tribes . . . fell offFrom God to worship calves.
A soul exasperated in ills falls outWith everything, its friend, itself.
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Fall

To let fall; to drop.
For every tear he falls, a Trojan bleeds.
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Fall

To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
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Fall

To diminish; to lessen or lower.
Upon lessening interest to four per cent, you fall the price of your native commodities.
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Fall

To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
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Fall

To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
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Fall

The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
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Fall

The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
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Fall

Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
They thy fall conspire.
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
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Fall

Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.
Beholds thee glorious only in thy fall.
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Fall

The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol.
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Fall

Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
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Fall

A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
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Fall

Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
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Fall

Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; - usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara.
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Fall

The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice.
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Fall

Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
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Fall

The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
What crowds of patients the town doctor kills,Or how, last fall, he raised the weekly bills.
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Fall

That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
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Fall

The act of felling or cutting down.
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Fall

Lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.
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Fall

Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
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Fall

That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
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Fall

The season when the leaves fall from the trees;
In the fall of 1973
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Fall

A sudden drop from an upright position;
He had a nasty spill on the ice
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Fall

The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve;
Women have been blamed ever since the Fall
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Fall

A downward slope or bend
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Fall

A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity;
A fall from virtue
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Fall

A sudden decline in strength or number or importance;
The fall of the House of Hapsburg
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Fall

A movement downward;
The rise and fall of the tides
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Fall

The act of surrendering (under agreed conditions);
They were protected until the capitulation of the fort
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Fall

The time of day immediately following sunset;
He loved the twilight
They finished before the fall of night
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Fall

When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
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Fall

A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;
It was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
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Fall

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
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Fall

Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity;
The branch fell from the tree
The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
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Fall

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
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Fall

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
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Fall

Come under, be classified or included;
Fall into a category
This comes under a new heading
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Fall

Fall from clouds;
Rain, snow and sleet were falling
Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
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Fall

Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin;
We must stand or fall
Fall by the wayside
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Fall

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
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Fall

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
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Fall

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
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Fall

Be captured;
The cities fell to the enemy
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Fall

Occur at a specified time or place;
Christmas falls on a Monday this year
The accent falls on the first syllable
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Fall

Yield to temptation or sin;
Adam and Eve fell
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Fall

Lose office or power;
The government fell overnight
The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
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Fall

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
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Fall

Move in a specified direction;
The line of men fall forward
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Fall

Be due;
Payments fall on the 1st of the month
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Fall

Lose one's chastity;
A fallen woman
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Fall

To be given by right or inheritance;
The estate fell to the oldest daughter
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Fall

Come into the possession of;
The house accrued to the oldest son
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Fall

Fall to somebody by assignment or lot;
The task fell to me
It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
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Fall

Be inherited by;
The estate fell to my sister
The land returned to the family
The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead
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Fall

Slope downward;
The hills around here fall towards the ocean
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Fall

Lose an upright position suddenly;
The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
Her hair fell across her forehead
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Fall

Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position;
She fell back in her chair
He fell to his knees
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Fall

Fall or flow in a certain way;
This dress hangs well
Her long black hair flowed down her back
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Fall

Assume a disappointed or sad expression;
Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
His crest fell
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Fall

Be cast down;
His eyes fell
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Fall

Come out; issue;
Silly phrases fell from her mouth
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Fall

Be born, used chiefly of lambs;
The lambs fell in the afternoon
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Fall

Begin vigorously;
The prisoners fell to work right away
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Fall

Go as if by falling;
Grief fell from our hearts
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Fall

Come as if by falling;
Night fell
Silence fell
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Fall

The season between summer and winter when leaves fall from the trees.
Children love playing in the fall leaves.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Why is it called Fall?

Fall is named for the falling of leaves during this season.
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Can Fall be used in a poetic sense?

Yes, though Autumn is more commonly used in poetry.
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Are Autumn and Fall the same season?

Yes, they are synonymous terms for the season between summer and winter.
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Does Autumn have any symbolic meanings?

Yes, it often symbolizes maturity or the later stages of life.
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Is there a difference in meaning between Autumn and Fall?

No, they mean the same season but differ in regional usage.
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Do all countries use the term Autumn?

No, it's mainly used in British English-speaking countries.
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Can Fall refer to decline apart from the season?

Yes, it can denote a decrease or decline in other contexts.
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Do Autumn and Fall occur at the same time of year?

Yes, they refer to the same seasonal period.
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Is Autumn a British or American term?

Autumn is primarily a British English term.
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Which term is more formal, Autumn or Fall?

Autumn is generally considered more formal.
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Is Autumn associated with any particular events?

It's often associated with harvest and Thanksgiving.
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Is Fall only used in the USA?

It is predominantly an American term but understood worldwide.
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Can Fall be used metaphorically in English?

Yes, it's often used metaphorically to describe decline or decrease.
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Is one term more poetic than the other?

Autumn is often viewed as more poetic.
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Is Autumn or Fall more commonly used in scientific contexts?

Both are used, but Autumn may be slightly more prevalent in formal scientific discourse.
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Does Autumn imply a slower change than Fall?

It can, as it evokes a sense of gradual transition.
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Do both terms have the same historical roots?

No, they come from different linguistic origins.
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Can Fall be used in literature to symbolize change?

Yes, it's frequently used to symbolize change or transition.
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Does Fall have a specific cultural significance in America?

Yes, it's associated with Thanksgiving and the start of the school year.
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Are the terms interchangeable in poetry?

Yes, though the choice may affect the poem's rhythm and imagery.
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