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

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke