2. plural noun
The fallen are soldiers who have died in battle. [literary] ⇒ Work began on establishing the cemeteries as permanent memorials to the fallen.
3. adjective [ADJ n] In the Christian religion, fallen can be used to describe people or angels after the time when they sinned and were punished by God. ⇒ ...Lucifer, the fallen angel. 4. adjective [ADJ n] In the past, people described a woman as a fallen woman when she was no longer respected because she had had sex with someone that she was not married to. [old-fashioned, disapproval] loose
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