Definition of Falling

1. Adjective. Decreasing in amount or degree. "Falling temperature"

Similar to: Decreasing

2. Adjective. Becoming lower or less in degree or value. "Falling incomes"
Similar to: Down, Soft
Antonyms: Rising

3. Adjective. Coming down freely under the influence of gravity. "Falling rain"
Exact synonyms: Dropping
Similar to: Descending

Definition of Falling

1. a. & n. from Fall, v. i.

Definition of Falling

1. Verb. (present participle of fall) ¹

2. Adjective. That falls or fall. ¹

3. Noun. The action of the verb '''to fall'''. ¹

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Definition of Falling

1. fall [v] - See also: fall

Medical Definition of Falling

1. From Fall, Falling away, Falling off, etc. See To fall away, To fall off, etc, under Fall, Falling band, the plain, broad, linen collar turning down over the doublet, worn in the early part of the 17th century. Falling sickness See Shooting star. Falling stone, a stone falling through the atmosphere; a meteorite; an aerolite. Falling tide, the ebb tide. Falling weather, a rainy season. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Falling

falling (current term)
falling about
falling action
falling asleep
falling back on
falling back upon
falling block
falling in
falling in love
falling knife
falling off
falling out
falling over

Literary usage of Falling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... and its surroundings have a well-known scientific reputation, and the falling ... on the possibility of life on a meteoric stone falling on the earth. ..."

2. Principles of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of by Benjamin Silliman (1865)
"A falling body, therefore, descends, in the 2d second of its fall, through three ... 'Whole apace described by a falling body.—We have seen that the time of ..."

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