Fell - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fel|  American pronunciation of the word fell
Brit.  |fel|  British pronunciation of the word fell
- this word is a past tense form of the irregular verbto fall


- the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal) (syn: hide)
- seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
- the act of felling something (as a tree)


- cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow (syn: cut down, drop, strike down)
- pass away rapidly (syn: fly, vanish)
- sew a seam by folding the edges


- (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering (syn: barbarous, brutal, cruel, roughshod, savage, vicious)


using an ax to fell a tree

He's strong enough to fell an ox.

...planning in the event that the enemy resorted to biological warfare and released some fell virus on the civilian population...

...Captain Cook died in a scuffle with some fell natives of the Hawaiian Islands....

I missed a week of class and fell way behind.

He fell down and hurt his knee.

She fell down the stairs.

A couple of trees fell over during the storm.

He fell over the cliff's edge.

He fell and accidentally put his hand through a window.

It's easy to see why she fell in love with him.

He quickly righted himself after he fell off the chair.

He fell flat on his face.

The child fell asleep in a sitting position.

An apple fell from the tree.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fell
he/she/it: fells
present participle: felling
past tense: felled
past participle: felled
singular: fell
plural: fells
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