Definition of


  1. (adj, all) killed in battle
  2. (adj, all) having lost your chastity
  3. (adj, all) having fallen in or collapsed
  4. (adj, all) having dropped by the force of gravity
    sat on a fallen tree trunk

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Fallen

  1. c.1400, pp. adj. 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. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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