Definitions of fell

  1. ( of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; " a barbarous crime"; " brutal beatings"; " cruel tortures"; " Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; " a savage slap"; " vicious kicks"
  2. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; " strike down a tree"; " Lightning struck down the hikers"
  3. pass away rapidly; " Time flies like an arrow"; " Time fleeing beneath him"
  4. the act of felling something ( as a tree)
  5. seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
  6. sew a seam by folding the edges
  7. of Fall
  8. imp. of Fall.
  9. Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous.
  10. Eager; earnest; intent.
  11. Gall; anger; melancholy.
  12. A barren or rocky hill.
  13. A wild field; a moor.
  14. To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.
  15. The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.
  16. A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.
  17. The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
  18. Hair.
  19. A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; - used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.
  20. To sew or hem; - said of seams.
  21. To hew, cut, or knock, down; as, to fell a tree; turn down ( a seam) in a certain way and sew.
  22. Cruel; savage.
  23. The skin of an animal; a hem laid level with the material.
  24. A barren or stony hill.
  25. Pa. t. of FALL.
  26. To cause to fall; to bring to the ground; to cut down.
  27. A skin.
  28. Cruel; fierce; bloody.
  30. FELLY.
  31. Fierce; cruel; terrible.
  32. Hide of a beast; skin.
  33. To cut down; cause to fall; sew with over- stitches.
  34. To cause to fall; cut down.
  35. To finish with a fell ( compare FELL, n.); said of seams.
  36. Feller.
  37. Imp. of FALL, v.
  38. Fierce; cruel; inhuman; hideous.
  39. A seam finished with a flat, smooth strip.
  40. A hide or pelt.
  41. Cruel; fierce; savage; bloody.
  42. The hide or skin of an animal; a hem laid level with the cloth.
  43. To hem so.
  44. To cause to fall; to bring to the ground by cutting or striking.
  45. A skin or hide.
  46. Pt. of fall, which see.
  47. To bring to the ground; to knock down; to hew or cut down.
  48. To turn down, as a seam.
  49. A low- browed hill; a mountain; a mountain- side.

Usage examples for fell

  1. Right in front of our eyes our captain- Captain Straight- fell. – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  2. His head fell again to his hands. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  3. Fell down it an' wasn't killed! – The Brass Bound Box by Evelyn Raymond
  4. They fell into talk about Waldron's work. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  5. I noticed Larsen's face fell, as also did Jones'. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  6. They fell silent again. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  7. The major's face fell. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  8. " Night's lovely with a baby," said Jenny, and very soon fell asleep. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  9. The maid's face fell. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. Ricky's hand fell upon her brother's shoulder. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  11. Sir Harry's face fell. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. But the silence fell again. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  13. And so it fell. – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  14. He fell into silence. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  15. Her tears fell at the sight. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  16. You fell in love, first with Hetty Castleton. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. The men left fell to talking. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  18. I fell in what was left of my Company behind the men that had saved us. – Dead World by Jack Douglas
  19. It was somewhere about the year 1876 that I myself first fell upon some of his work. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant