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 Dictionary entry overview: What does falls mean? 

FALLS (noun)
  The noun FALLS has 2 senses:

1. the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
2. a steep descent of the water of a river

  Familiarity information: FALLS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FALLS (noun)

Sense 1falls [BACK TO TOP]


The petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("falls" is a kind of...):

chlamys; floral envelope; perianth; perigone; perigonium (collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils)

Sense 2falls [BACK TO TOP]


A steep descent of the water of a river

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


waterfall; falls

Hypernyms ("falls" is a kind of...):

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "falls"):

cascade (a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls)

cataract (a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice)

Instance hyponyms:

American Falls (a part of Niagara Falls in western New York (north of Buffalo))

Victoria; Victoria Falls (a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally)

Urubupunga; Urubupunga Falls (a waterfall in the Parana river in Brazil)

Twin; Twin Falls (a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho)

Tugela; Tugela Falls (a major waterfall in southern Africa; has more than one leap)

Takakkaw (a waterfall in southeastern British Columbia; the highest waterfall in Canada (1250 feet high))

Guaira; Guaira Falls; Sete Quedas (a great waterfall on the border between Brazil and Paraguay)

Paulo Afonso; Paulo Afonso Falls (a major waterfall in northeastern Brazil)

Niagara; Niagara Falls (waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls)

Iguassu; Iguassu Falls; Iguazu; Iguazu Falls; Victoria Falls (a large waterfall on the border between Argentina and Brazil)

Cuquenan; Cuquenan Falls; Kukenaam; Kukenaam Falls (a famous waterfall in Venezuela)

Canadian Falls; Horseshoe Falls (a part of Niagara Falls in Ontario)

Angel; Angel Falls (the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally)

Yosemite; Yosemite Falls (a series of waterfalls in Yosemite National Park in California; is reduced to a trickle for part of each year)

Holonyms ("falls" is a part of...):

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

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