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Meaning of FALLING

Pronunciation:  f'âling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"
  2. [adj]  suddenly losing an upright position; "they ran from the falling tree"; "a falling wall crushed the car"
  3. [adj]  becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"
  4. [adj]  coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot; "the falling action"
  5. [adj]  decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature"

FALLING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: anticlimactic, declining, decreasing, descending(a), down(a), dropping, toppling, tumbling
 Antonyms: rising, standing, upright



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fall"ing\, a. & n.
from {Fall}, v. i.

{Falling away}, {Falling off}, etc. See {To fall away}, {To
   fall off}, etc., under {Fall}, v. i.

{Falling band}, the plain, broad, linen collar turning down
   over the doublet, worn in the early part of the 17th

{Falling sickness} (Med.), epilepsy. --Shak.

{Falling star}. (Astron.) See {Shooting star}.

{Falling stone}, a stone falling through the atmosphere; a
   meteorite; an a["e]rolite.

{Falling tide}, the ebb tide.

{Falling weather}, a rainy season. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.

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