the settling to the ground of airborne particles ejected into the atmosphere from the earth by explosions, eruptions, forest fires, etc., especially such settling from nuclear explosions (radioactive fallout)
the particles themselves.
an unexpected or incidental effect, outcome, or product:
the psychological fallout of being obese.
emotional fallout from a divorce.
the descent of solid material in the atmosphere onto the earth, esp of radioactive material following a nuclear explosion
any solid particles that so descend
(informal) side-effects; secondary consequences
verb (intransitive, adverb)
(informal) to quarrel or disagree
(intransitive) to happen or occur
(military) to leave a parade or disciplinary formation
(military) the order to leave a parade or disciplinary formation
“radioactive particles,” 1950, from fall (v.) + out (adv.).
[1950s+; fr the radioactive dust and other debris of a nuclear explosion]
[bend] /bɛnd/ verb (used with object), bent or (Archaic) bended; bending. 1. to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop. 2. to direct or […]
[fal-oh] /ˈfæl oʊ/ adjective 1. (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated. 2. not in use; inactive: My creative energies have lain fallow this year. noun 3. land that has undergone plowing and harrowing and has been left unseeded for one or more growing seasons. verb (used with object) 4. […]
noun 1. a Eurasian deer, Dama dama, with a fallow or yellowish coat. noun 1. either of two deer, Dama dama or D. mesopotamica, native to the Mediterranean region and Persia respectively. The antlers are flattened and the summer coat is reddish with white spots Deut. 14:5 (R.V., “Wild goat”); 1 Kings 4:23 (R.V., “roebucks”). […]
noun an extended time period in which Halloween items are sold, during the fall when there are no other holidays Examples Falloween is evident in the stores from Labor Day until just after Halloween. Word Origin fall + (Hall)oween