2. plural noun
The fallen are soldiers who have died in battle.
Work began on establishing the cemeteries as permanent memorials to the fallen.
In the Christian religion, fallen
can be used to describe
people or angels
after the time when they sinned and were punished
...Lucifer, the fallen angel.
[old-fashioned , disapproval]
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
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