Autumn vs. Fall

Autumn vs. Fall — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Autumn and Fall

Autumnnoun

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.

Fallverb

To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity

Leaves fell from the tree.

Autumnnoun

A period of maturity verging on decline.

Fallverb

To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position

I fell back in my chair. The pilgrims fell to their knees.

Autumnadjective

Relating to or occurring in autumn

autumn foliage.autumn harvests.

Fallverb

To lose an upright or erect position suddenly

tripped and fell.

Autumnadjective

Grown during the season of autumn

autumn crops.

Fallverb

To drop wounded or dead, especially in battle.

Autumnnoun

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.

Fallverb

To hang down

The child's hair fell in ringlets.

Autumnnoun

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

Fallverb

To be cast down

Her eyes fell.

Autumnnoun

(fashion) A person with relatively dark hair and a warm skin tone, seen as best suited to certain colours in clothing.

Fallverb

To be directed toward or come into contact; rest

My gaze fell upon the letter. The light fell on my book.

Autumnadjective

Of or relating to autumn; autumnal

autumn leaves

Fallverb

To come into existence or occur as if by falling

A plague fell on the town. Night fell quickly.

Autumnnoun

the season when the leaves fall from the trees;

in the fall of 1973

Fallverb

To occur at a specified time or place

The holiday falls on a Thursday. The stress falls on the last syllable.

Fallverb

To be removed as if by falling

All grief fell from our hearts.

Fallverb

To come forth as if by falling; issue

Did any thanks fall from their lips?.

Fallverb

To assume an expression of consternation or disappointment

His face fell when he heard the report.

Fallverb

To undergo conquest or capture, especially as the result of an armed attack

The city fell after a long siege.

Fallverb

To experience defeat or ruin

The home team fell to the visitors. After 300 years the dynasty fell.

Fallverb

To lose office

The disgraced prime minister fell from power.

Fallverb

To move downward to a lower level; be reduced

The tide fell.

Fallverb

To slope downward

The land falls gently toward the sea.

Fallverb

To become less in amount or degree

The air pressure is falling.

Fallverb

To diminish in pitch or volume

My friend's voice fell to a whisper.

Fallverb

To decline in financial value

Last year, stocks fell sharply.

Fallverb

To give into temptation; suffer a moral lapse.

Fallverb

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

Fallverb

To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation

fell silent.fall in love.

Fallverb

To come, as by chance

fell among a band of thieves.

Fallverb

To be given by assignment or distribution

The greatest task fell to me.

Fallverb

To be given by right or inheritance.

Fallverb

To be included within the range or scope of something

The specimens fall into three categories.

Fallverb

To apply oneself

fell to work immediately.

Fallverb

To be born. Used chiefly of lambs.

Fallverb

To cut down (a tree); fell.

Fallnoun

The act or an instance of falling.

Fallnoun

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

Fallnoun

Something that has fallen

a fall of snow.

Fallnoun

An amount that has fallen

a fall of two inches of rain.

Fallnoun

The distance that something falls

The victim suffered a fall of three stories to the ground.

Fallnoun

Autumn.

Fallnoun

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

Fallnoun

A downward movement or slope.

Fallnoun

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

Fallnoun

An ornamental cascade of lace or trimming attached to a dress, usually at the collar.

Fallnoun

A hairpiece with long, free-hanging hair.

Fallnoun

An overthrow; a collapse

the fall of a government.

Fallnoun

Armed capture of a place under siege

the fall of Troy.

Fallnoun

A reduction in value, amount, or degree

a fall in housing prices.

Fallnoun

A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance

his fall from power.

Fallnoun

A moral lapse.

Fallnoun

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.

Fallnoun

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.

Fallnoun

Any of various wrestling maneuvers resulting in such an act.

Fallnoun

A break or rise in the level of a deck.

Fallnoun

falls The apparatus used to hoist and transfer cargo or lifeboats.

Fallnoun

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

Fallnoun

The birth of an animal, especially a lamb.

Fallnoun

All the animals born at one birth; a litter.

Fallnoun

A family of woodcock in flight.

Fallnoun

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

Falladjective

Of, having to do with, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of fall

fall fashion.fall harvests.

Falladjective

Grown during the season of fall

fall crops.

Fallnoun

The act of moving to a lower position under the effect of gravity.

Fallnoun

A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc.

Fallnoun

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.

Fallnoun

A loss of greatness or status.

the fall of Rome

Fallnoun

That which falls or cascades.

Fallnoun

(sport) A crucial event or circumstance.

Fallnoun

The action of a batsman being out.

Fallnoun

(curling) A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction.

Fallnoun

(wrestling) An instance of a wrestler being pinned to the mat.

Fallnoun

A hairpiece for women consisting of long strands of hair on a woven backing, intended primarily to cover hair loss.

Fallnoun

Blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed.

He set up his rival to take the fall.

Fallnoun

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.

Fallnoun

See falls

Fallnoun

An old Scots unit of measure equal to six ells.

Fallnoun

A short, flexible piece of leather forming part of a bullwhip, placed between the thong and the cracker.

Fallverb

To move downwards.

Fallverb

To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.

Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.

Fallverb

To come down, to drop or descend.

The rain fell at dawn.

Fallverb

To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.

He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.

Fallverb

To be brought to the ground.

Fallverb

(transitive) To be moved downwards.

Fallverb

(obsolete) To let fall; to drop.

Fallverb

(obsolete) To sink; to depress.

to fall the voice

Fallverb

To fell; to cut down.

to fall a tree

Fallverb

(intransitive) To happen, to change negatively.

Fallverb

(copulative) To become.

She has fallen ill.The children fell asleep in the back of the car.When did you first fall in love?

Fallverb

To occur (on a certain day of the week, date, or similar); said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date.

Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday.Last year, Commencement fell on June 3.

Fallverb

(intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.

Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.

Fallverb

To die, especially in battle or by disease.

This is a monument to all those who fell in the First World War.

Fallverb

(intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc.).

The candidate's poll ratings fell abruptly after the banking scandal.

Fallverb

(followed by a determining word or phrase) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by words following; to become prostrated literally or figuratively Usage notes]] below.

Our senator fell into disrepute because of the banking scandal.

Fallverb

(transitive) 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.

Fallverb

To diminish; to lessen or lower.

Fallverb

To bring forth.

to fall lambs

Fallverb

To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals.

Fallverb

(intransitive) To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin.

Fallverb

(intransitive) To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.

to fall into error;to fall into difficulties

Fallverb

(intransitive) To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; said of the face.

Fallverb

(intransitive) To happen; to come to pass; to chance or light (upon).

Fallverb

(intransitive) To begin with haste, ardour, or vehemence; to rush or hurry.

After arguing, they fell to blows.

Fallverb

(intransitive) To be dropped or uttered carelessly.

An unguarded expression fell from his lips.

Fallnoun

the season when the leaves fall from the trees;

in the fall of 1973

Fallnoun

a sudden drop from an upright position;

he had a nasty spill on the ice

Fallnoun

the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve;

women have been blamed ever since the Fall

Fallnoun

a downward slope or bend

Fallnoun

a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity;

a fall from virtue

Fallnoun

a sudden decline in strength or number or importance;

the fall of the House of Hapsburg

Fallnoun

a movement downward;

the rise and fall of the tides

Fallnoun

the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions);

they were protected until the capitulation of the fort

Fallnoun

the time of day immediately following sunset;

he loved the twilightthey finished before the fall of night

Fallnoun

when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

Fallnoun

a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;

it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

Fallnoun

a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;

a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones indexthere was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary arterya dip in priceswhen that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

Fallverb

descend in free fall under the influence of gravity;

The branch fell from the treeThe unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

Fallverb

move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way;

The temperature is going downThe barometer is fallingThe curtain fell on the divaHer hand went up and then fell again

Fallverb

pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind;

fall into a trapShe fell illThey fell out of favorFall in lovefall asleepfall prey to an imposterfall into a strange way of thinkingshe fell to pieces after she lost her work

Fallverb

come under, be classified or included;

fall into a categoryThis comes under a new heading

Fallverb

fall from clouds;

rain, snow and sleet were fallingVesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Fallverb

suffer defeat, failure, or ruin;

We must stand or fallfall by the wayside

Fallverb

decrease in size, extent, or range;

The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semesterThe cabin pressure fell dramaticallyher weight fall to under a hundred poundshis voice fell to a whisper

Fallverb

die, as in battle or in a hunt;

Many soldiers fell at VerdunSeveral deer have fallen to the same gunThe shooting victim fell dead

Fallverb

touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly;

Light fell on her faceThe sun shone on the fieldsThe light struck the golden necklaceA strange sound struck my ears

Fallverb

be captured;

The cities fell to the enemy

Fallverb

occur at a specified time or place;

Christmas falls on a Monday this yearThe accent falls on the first syllable

Fallverb

yield to temptation or sin;

Adam and Eve fell

Fallverb

lose office or power;

The government fell overnightThe Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen

Fallverb

to be given by assignment or distribution;

The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the teamThe onus fell on usThe pressure to succeed fell on the yougest student

Fallverb

move in a specified direction;

The line of men fall forward

Fallverb

be due;

payments fall on the 1st of the month

Fallverb

lose one's chastity;

a fallen woman

Fallverb

to be given by right or inheritance;

The estate fell to the oldest daughter

Fallverb

come into the possession of;

The house accrued to the oldest son

Fallverb

fall to somebody by assignment or lot;

The task fell to meIt fell to me to notify the parents of the victims

Fallverb

be inherited by;

The estate fell to my sisterThe land returned to the familyThe estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

Fallverb

slope downward;

The hills around here fall towards the ocean

Fallverb

lose an upright position suddenly;

The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the tableHer hair fell across her forehead

Fallverb

drop oneself to a lower or less erect position;

She fell back in her chairHe fell to his knees

Fallverb

fall or flow in a certain way;

This dress hangs wellHer long black hair flowed down her back

Fallverb

assume a disappointed or sad expression;

Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid offhis crest fell

Fallverb

be cast down;

his eyes fell

Fallverb

come out; issue;

silly phrases fell from her mouth

Fallverb

be born, used chiefly of lambs;

The lambs fell in the afternoon

Fallverb

begin vigorously;

The prisoners fell to work right away

Fallverb

go as if by falling;

Grief fell from our hearts

Fallverb

come as if by falling;

Night fellSilence fell