- a sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
- the cause of such a fall
- a sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
- a. A loss of wealth, rank, reputation, or happiness; ruin.b. A cause of ruin: I tried dieting, but cake was my downfall.
- A fall of rain or snow, especially a heavy or unexpected one.
(third-person singular simple present downfalls, present participle downfalling, simple past downfell, past participle downfallen)
- fall down
From down- + fall.