1. [ noun ] failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
Synonyms: ruination ruin
Related terms: failure finish ruin
2. [ noun ] (meteorology) the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
Synonyms: precipitation
Related terms: weather rain snow hail sleet virga fine_spray ice_crystal precipitate
3. [ noun ] a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
Synonyms: fall

"the fall of the House of Hapsburg"

Related terms: rise weakening anticlimax fall
Similar spelling:   downfield