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Definition 1: the act of felling something (as a tree) - [noun denoting act]

(fell is a kind of ...) the act of terminating a life

Definition 2: seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fell in the sense of this definition

(fell is a kind of ...) joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces

Definition 3: the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal) - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for fell in the sense of this definition

(fell is a kind of ...) the outer covering of an animal

(... is a kind of fell ) the hide of a cow

(... is a kind of fell ) the hide of a goat

(... is a kind of fell ) untanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes

Definition 4: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow - [verb of contact]

Samples where fell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • strike down a tree
  • Lightning struck down the hikers

Synonyms for fell in the sense of this definition

(fell is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of fell ) cut down

"George chopped down the cherry tree"

(... is a kind of fell ) fell with or as if with a poleax

(... is a kind of fell ) cut lumber, as in woods and forests

(... is a kind of fell ) fell by sawing; hew

"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

(fell causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 5: sew a seam by folding the edges - [verb of contact]

(fell is a kind of ...) fasten by sewing; do needlework

Definition 6: pass away rapidly - [verb of motion]

Samples where fell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Time flies like an arrow
  • Time fleeing beneath him

Synonyms for fell in the sense of this definition

(fell is a kind of ...) pass by

"three years elapsed"

(fell has a similar meaning as ...) decrease rapidly and disappear

"the money vanished in las Vegas" "all my stock assets have vaporized"

Definition 7: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a barbarous crime
  • brutal beatings
  • cruel tortures
  • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
  • a savage slap
  • vicious kicks

Synonyms for fell in the sense of this definition

(fell is similar to ...) lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

"humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world" "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

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