|1.||[ verb ] move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way|
|Synonyms:||fall come_down go_down|
"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"
|Related terms:||rise ascend travel drop drip tumble crash pounce unhorse fall_down sink dive alight sink pitch set flop cascade precipitate precipitate correct rappel avalanche prolapse plop collapse descent fall|
|2.||[ verb ] come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example|
"She was descended from an old Italian noble family" "he comes from humble origins"
|Related terms:||hail derive derivation descendant descent ancestry|
|3.||[ verb ] to sink in status or dignity, or worsen in condition|
|Related terms:||move hold stoop|
|4.||[ verb ] do something that one considers to be below one's dignity|
|5.||[ verb ] come as if by falling|
"Night fell" "Silence fell"
|Related terms:||come fall|