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downfall

 
Noun downfall has 3 senses
  1. downfall, ruin, ruination - failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
    --1 is a kind of failure
    --1 has particulars: finish
  2. precipitation, downfall - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
    --2 is a kind of weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition
    --2 has parts:
     ice crystal, snow mist, diamond dust, poudrin, ice needle, frost snow, frost mist
    --2 has particulars:
     fine spray; hail; rain, rainfall; sleet; snow, snowfall; virga
  3. fall, downfall - a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
    --3 is a kind of weakening
    --3 has particulars: anticlimax
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