What is fell?

  • (verb): Pass away rapidly.
    Synonyms: fly, vanish
    See also — Additional definitions below


Fell” (from Old Norse fell, fjall, "mountain") is a word used to refer to mountains, or certain types of mountainous landscape, in Scandinavia, the Isle of Man, parts of northern England, and Scotland.

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Rest Dodd
... Rest Dodd is a fell in the English Lake District ... Rest Dodd is a fell that is often by-passed by walkers as they travel the busy footpath between Ullswater and Haweswater either to climb the more ... Indeed Wainwright describes Rest Dodd as “A fell of little interest although the east flank falls spectacularly in fans of colourful scree” ...
Religious Importance of Amarkantak
... three cities) by fire, the ashes of one fell upon mount Kailash, the ashes of another fell upon Amarkantak, and the ashes of the third were saved by Lord ... The ashes that fell upon Amarkantak turned into crores of Shivalingas ...
Northern Fells - Topography
... The Northern Fells occupy a circular area about 10 miles in diameter ... Skiddaw Forest stands at the head of the three major rivers of the Northern Fells ... Eastward are Skiddaw Little Man, Lonscale Fell and the diminutive Latrigg, a pleasant short climb from Keswick ...
Fell - Fennoscandia
... In Sweden, "fjäll" refers to any mountain or upland high enough that forest will not naturally survive at the top, in effect a mountain tundra ... 'Fjäll' is primarily used to describe mountains in the Nordic countries, but also more generally to describe mountains shaped by massive ice sheets, primarily in Arctic and subarctic regions ...
Northern Fells - See Also
... Cumbria portal Eastern Fells Far Eastern Fells Central Fells Southern Fells North Western Fells Western Fells Wainwright's Northern Fells Bakestall Bannerdale Crags ...

More definitions of "fell":

  • (noun): The dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal).
    Synonyms: hide
  • (noun): Seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges.
    Synonyms: felled seam
  • (verb): Sew a seam by folding the edges.
  • (noun): The act of felling something (as a tree).

Famous quotes containing the word fell:

    Some fell by laudanum, and some by steel,
    And death in ambush lay in every pill.
    Samuel, Sir Garth (1661–1719)

    After the planes unloaded, we fell down
    Buried together, unmarried men and women;
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)

    As the son straddled
    the husband’s back
    when he fell at her feet,
    the housewife,
    though burnt by certain anger,
    began to laugh.
    Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)