There are 5 definitions of fell in English:

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There are 5 definitions of fell in English:

fell2

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verb

[with object]
  • 2 (also flat-fell) Stitch down (the edge of a seam) to lie flat: (as adjective flat-felled) a flat-felled seam
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    • A rubber mallet is surprisingly useful in flattening seams or hems on thick fabric or leather and especially on heavy flat-fell seams.
    • Continue around the pockets, trimming away the thicker layers and flat-fell seams.
    • Sew your seams the usual way, finish the raw edges with the serger or zigzag, press to one side, switch to top-stitching thread in the needle, and top-stitch the seams on the outside to resemble flat-felled seams.

noun

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  • An amount of timber cut.

Origin

Old English fellan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vellen and German fällen, also to fall.

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noun

  • A hill or stretch of high moorland, especially in northern England: [in place names]: Cross Fell
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    • On the tops the wind blew hard but the air was clear and the views stretched far over the fells and deep into the valleys.
    • Her work is influenced by the landscape, particularly the northern fells and colourful panoramas of foreign climes.
    • This flora of the fells is found in upland pastures, on barren and dry soil, in heathland and on ledges.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse fjall, fell 'hill'; probably related to German Fels 'rock'.

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adjective

literary
  • Of terrible evil or ferocity; deadly: the fell disease that was threatening her sister
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    • Sometimes, the wind also brought unnervingly fell sounds with it, as if a chorus of unholy demons was singing in the distance.

Phrases

in (or at) one fell swoop

All in one go: in one fell swoop they exceeded the total number of tries scored last year
[from Shakespeare's Macbeth ( iv. iii. 219)]
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  • Freedom and privacy rarely, if ever, disappear in one fell swoop.
  • And in one fell swoop, all the things I had to remember her by were gone.
  • In one fell swoop fuel has been added to the fire of community disillusion with its political appointees.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French fel, nominative of felon 'wicked (person)' (see felon1).

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noun

archaic
  • An animal’s hide or skin with its hair.

Origin

Old English fel, fell, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vel and German Fell, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin pellis and Greek pella 'skin'.

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