Definition of Fell

1. Noun. The dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal).

Exact synonyms: Hide
Generic synonyms: Animal Skin
Specialized synonyms: Cowhide, Goatskin, Rawhide

2. Verb. Cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow. "They fell the trees"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
Exact synonyms: Cut Down, Drop, Strike Down
Specialized synonyms: Chop Down, Poleax, Poleaxe, Log, Lumber, Cut
Generic synonyms: Cut
Causes: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Derivative terms: Feller

3. Adjective. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering. "Vicious kicks"

4. Noun. Seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges.
Exact synonyms: Felled Seam
Generic synonyms: Seam

5. Verb. Pass away rapidly. "Time fleeing beneath him"
Exact synonyms: Fly, Vanish
Related verbs: Fly, Vanish, Vaporize
Generic synonyms: Elapse, Glide By, Go Along, Go By, Lapse, Pass, Slide By, Slip Away, Slip By

6. Noun. The act of felling something (as a tree).
Generic synonyms: Kill, Killing, Putting To Death

7. Verb. Sew a seam by folding the edges.
Generic synonyms: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch

Definition of Fell

1. a. Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous.

2. n. Gall; anger; melancholy.

3. n. A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; -- used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.

4. n. A barren or rocky hill.

5. v. t. To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.

6. n. The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.

7. v. t. To sew or hem; -- said of seams.

8. n. A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.

Definition of Fell

1. Verb. (transitive) To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree. ¹

2. Verb. (simple past of fall) ¹

3. Noun. That portion of a kilt, from the waist to the seat, where the pleats are stitched down ¹

4. Noun. An animal skin, hide ¹

5. Noun. (textiles) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft. ¹

6. Verb. (sewing) To stitch down a protruding flap of fabric, as a seam allowance, or pleat. ¹

7. Noun. (archaic except UK) A rocky ridge or chain of mountains. ¹

8. Noun. (archaic except UK) A wild field or upland moor ¹

9. Adjective. Of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; grim; fierce; ruthless; savage. ¹

10. Adjective. (context: UK dialectal Scotland) Strong and fiery; biting; keen; sharp; pungent; clever. ¹

11. Adverb. Sharply; fiercely. ¹

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Definition of Fell

1. cruel [adj FELLER, FELLEST] / to cause to fall [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: cruel

Medical Definition of Fell

1. 1. Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous. "While we devise fell tortures for thy faults." (Shak) 2. Eager; earnest; intent. "I am so fell to my business." (Pepys) Origin: OE. Fel, OF. Fel cruel, fierce, perfidious; cf. AS. Fel (only in comp) OF. Fel, as a noun also accus. Felon, is fr. LL. Felo, of unknown origin; cf. Arm fall evil, Ir. Feal, Arm. Falloni treachery, Ir. & Gael. Feall to betray; or cf. OHG. Fillan to flay, torment, akin to E. Fell skin. Cf. Felon. A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; used chiefly in composition, as woolfell. "We are still handling our ewes, and their fells, you know, are greasy." (Shak) Origin: AS. Fell; akin to D. Vel, OHG. Fel, G. Fell, Icel. Fell (in comp), Goth fill in orutsfill leprosy, L. Pellis skin, G. Cf. Film, Peel, Pell. The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fell

feline polioencephalomyelitis
feline rhinotracheitis virus
feline sarcoma
feline sarcoma virus
feline urolithiasis syndrome
feline urological syndrome
feline viral rhinotracheitis
felix culpa
felix culpas
fell (current term)
fell about
fell asleep
fell back on
fell back upon
fell in
fell off
fell off the turnip truck
fell out
fell over
fell pregnant
fell short
fell under

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