English dictionary



Info: This web site is based on WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University.

English noun: downfall

1. downfall (event) failure that results in a loss of position or reputation


Synonymsruin, ruination


Broader (hypernym)failure


Narrower (hyponym)finish

2. downfall (phenomenon) the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)


Synonymsprecipitation


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric condition, conditions, weather, weather condition


Narrower (hyponym)fine spray, hail, rain, rainfall, sleet, snow, snowfall, virga


Part holonymdiamond dust, frost mist, frost snow, ice crystal, ice needle, poudrin, snow mist

3. downfall (event) a sudden decline in strength or number or importance


SamplesThe fall of the House of Hapsburg.


Synonymsfall


Broader (hypernym)weakening


Narrower (hyponym)anticlimax


Antonymsrise









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk