unfallen









unfallen


verb

  1. past participle of fall.

adjective

  1. having dropped or come down from a higher place, from an upright position, or from a higher level, degree, amount, quality, value, number, etc.
  2. on the ground; prostrate; down flat: Exhausted, the racers lay fallen by the road.
  3. degraded or immoral.
  4. (of a woman) having lost her chastity.
  5. overthrown, destroyed, or conquered: a fallen city.
  6. dead: fallen troops.

verb

  1. the past participle of fall

adjective

  1. having sunk in reputation or honoura fallen woman
  2. killed in battle with gloryour fallen heroes
  3. defeated

adj.c.1400, past participle adjective from fall (v.). Used figuratively for “morally ruined” by 1620s. Meaning “those who have died” attested by 1765. Fallen angel is from 1680s; fallen woman by 1820.

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