|1.||[ adjective ] decreasing in amount or degree|
|2.||[ adjective ] suddenly losing an upright position|
"they ran from the falling tree" "a falling wall crushed the car"
|Related terms:||standing tumbling toppling|
|3.||[ adjective ] becoming lower or less in degree or value|
"a falling market" "falling incomes"
|Related terms:||rising declining dropping|
|4.||[ adjective ] coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot|
"the falling action"
|Related terms:||rising anticlimactic|
|5.||[ adjective ] coming down freely under the influence of gravity|
"the eerie whistle of dropping bombs" "falling rain"
|6.||[ noun ] a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity|
"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
|Related terms:||descent gravitation precipitation plunge free_fall drop drop|