fallen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fallen” in the English Dictionary

"fallen" in British English

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fallenadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈfɔː.lən/  us   /ˈfɑː-/

fallen adjective [before noun] (LYING ON GROUND)

lying on the ​ground, after ​falling down: A fallen ​tree was ​blocking the ​road. having ​dropped down: fallen ​leaves

fallen adjective [before noun] (DEFEATED)

used to refer to someone who has been ​defeated or has ​lost a ​position of ​power: The Education Minister will now ​join the ​ranks of other fallen ​politicians.

fallennoun [plural]

uk   /ˈfɔː.lən/  us   /ˈfɑː-/ formal
the fallen soldiers who have ​died in a ​war: a ​statue in ​memory of the fallen
(Definition of fallen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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