Something that's falling is dropping or plummeting. Falling snow is drifting down from the sky to the ground.


from Fall, v. i.

Adjective S.
coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"

suddenly losing an upright position; "they ran from the falling tree"; "a falling wall crushed the car"

becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"

Adjective S.
decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature"

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Fall

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


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 century. -- Falling sickness (Med.), epilepsy. Shak. -- Falling star. (Astron.) See Shooting star. -- Falling stone, a stone falling through the atmosphere; a meteorite; an a'89rolite. -- Falling tide, the ebb tide. -- Falling weather, a rainy season. [Colloq.] Bartlett.

from Fall, v. i.


Usage Examples

Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.

Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it's not yours anymore. It's laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated.

He leaned about the same way in falling towards Jacqueline, forward, down towards the bottom of the car.

And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction.

Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.

By virtue of some of the ways the game is played, in terms of message discipline, in terms of access for reporters, and especially in the way that sources and subjects, especially famous subjects, treat the media, almost by default there's more news that's falling into books.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.

Falling in love is awesome, but I'm never drawn to happy songs per se, so whenever you sit down to write a heartbreak song and you're happily in love, it's like, 'OK, now I have to go back to a sad place to get something good.'


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