Associations to the word «Befall»


BEFALL, verb. (intransitive) To happen.
BEFALL, verb. (transitive) To happen to.
BEFALL, noun. Case; instance; circumstance; event; incident; accident.

Dictionary definition

BEFALL, verb. Become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?".
BEFALL, verb. Happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana).

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley