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Meaning of "befell" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BEFELL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEFELL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Befell is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb befell in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BEFELL

PRESENT

Present
I befall
you befall
he/she/it befalls
we befall
you befall
they befall
Present continuous
I am befalling
you are befalling
he/she/it is befalling
we are befalling
you are befalling
they are befalling
Present perfect
I have befallen
you have befallen
he/she/it has befallen
we have befallen
you have befallen
they have befallen
Present perfect continuous
I have been befalling
you have been befalling
he/she/it has been befalling
we have been befalling
you have been befalling
they have been befalling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I befell
you befell
he/she/it befell
we befell
you befell
they befell
Past continuous
I was befalling
you were befalling
he/she/it was befalling
we were befalling
you were befalling
they were befalling
Past perfect
I had befallen
you had befallen
he/she/it had befallen
we had befallen
you had befallen
they had befallen
Past perfect continuous
I had been befalling
you had been befalling
he/she/it had been befalling
we had been befalling
you had been befalling
they had been befalling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will befall
you will befall
he/she/it will befall
we will befall
you will befall
they will befall
Future continuous
I will be befalling
you will be befalling
he/she/it will be befalling
we will be befalling
you will be befalling
they will be befalling
Future perfect
I will have befallen
you will have befallen
he/she/it will have befallen
we will have befallen
you will have befallen
they will have befallen
Future perfect continuous
I will have been befalling
you will have been befalling
he/she/it will have been befalling
we will have been befalling
you will have been befalling
they will have been befalling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would befell
you would befell
he/she/it would befell
we would befell
you would befell
they would befell
Conditional continuous
I would be befalling
you would be befalling
he/she/it would be befalling
we would be befalling
you would be befalling
they would be befalling
Conditional perfect
I would have befell
you would have befell
he/she/it would have befell
we would have befell
you would have befell
they would have befell
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been befalling
you would have been befalling
he/she/it would have been befalling
we would have been befalling
you would have been befalling
they would have been befalling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you befall
we let´s befall
you befall
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to befall
Past participle
befallen
Present Participle
befalling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEFELL

befall
befallen
befana
befinger
befinned
befit
befitted
befitting
befittingly
beflag
beflea
befleck
beflower
beflum
befoam
befog
befogged
befogging
befool
before

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEFELL

all very well
as well
astrofell
bell
Campbell
cell
clear-fell
dell
fell
Grenfell
hell
just as well
mell
Mitchell
Russell
sell
shell
tell
well
woolfell

Synonyms and antonyms of befell in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «befell» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEFELL

Find out the translation of befell to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of befell from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «befell» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

遭此
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

le sucedió
570 millions of speakers

English

befell
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

befell
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حلت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

постигла
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Vitimaram
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আপতিত হয়েছে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s´est abattue
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Befell
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ereignete
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

befell
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일어난
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Befell
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xảy đến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நேர்ந்ததென்பது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बरे व्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

başına gelen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colpirono
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spotkał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спіткала
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

abătut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνέβη σε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorgekom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

befell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hendte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of befell

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFELL»

The term «befell» is regularly used and occupies the 99.370 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFELL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about befell

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEFELL»

Discover the use of befell in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to befell and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Saladin Or What Befell Sultan Yusuf
1897. With the permission of the Commander of the Faithful. The story of the Muslim warrior and Ayyubid sultan of Egypt, the great opponent of the Crusaders, Saladin.
Beha Ed-din, Baha' Al-Din Yusuf Ib Ibn Shaddad, 2004
2
The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little ...
Freddie becomes a permanent fixture at the local tobacco shop until one day the owner Toby Littleback leaves him in charge with only one admonition--not to smoke the tobacco from the jar shaped like a Chinaman's head!
William Bowen, 2008
3
Prisoners of Chance The Story of What Befell Geoffrey ...
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.
Randall Parrish, 2012
4
The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader and What Befell Their ...
William Henry Giles Kingston. The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader and What Befell Their Passengers and Crews. William Henry Giles Kingston The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader and What Befell. Front Cover.
William Henry Giles Kingston
5
What Befell at Mrs. Brooks's
Describes a series of unfortunate incidents resulting after Mrs. Brooks's Irish girl Joan fell down the cellar stairs.
Henry David Thoreau, 1974
6
Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha
Of what befell Don Quixote with Donna Rodriguez, the duchess's duenna ; together with other incidents worthy to be written and held in eternal remembrance ... ... ... ... ... ... 575 Chap. 49. — Of what befell Sancho Panza in going tiie round of ...
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1867
7
King Tom and the Runaways: The Story of What Befell Two Boys ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Louis Pendleton, 2011
8
The Life of Saladin: Or, What Befell Sultan Yusuf
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series.
Beha Ed Din, Imam, 2010
9
Frontier Humor; Some Rather Ludicrous Experiences That ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition.
Palmer Cox, 2012
10
Prisoners of Chance Prisoners of Chance: The Story of What ...
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Randall Parrish, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEFELL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term befell is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Echo Park's Pizza Buona May Have To Move Out Of Its 56-Year Home
A similar fate befell Hollywood's Cat & Fiddle, which closed last year after their landlord secured a tenant with deeper pockets. No word on ... «LAist, Jul 15»
2
Deja vu in defeat for Grant Cunningham
It's double disappointment and déjà vu for Stafford's Grant Cunningham as bad luck again befell him in the race for the English middleweight ... «expressandstar.com, Jul 15»
3
Footage from unmade Nicolas Cage Superman film shows the …
In the movie, Director Jon Schnepp undertakes a quest to find out what befell Burton's famously unmade film, interviewing anyone and ... «Digital Trends, Jul 15»
4
Monday Rundown: Daytona roulette favors few, punishes many
But the results that befell the regular Xfinity contenders at Daytona injected a little life into the second-tier title chase. Championship leader ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
5
Black Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since 2008 Great …
It is as if the greatest crisis which befell the Nation is a non-issue or a non-crisis when it comes to the African American community. Can you ... «ThyBlackMan, Jul 15»
6
'Tower Artists' bring together thoughtful collection in latest summer …
Tragedy befell the subjects in those earlier paintings as they fell prey to the Revolution, and in the circle of time, Jaeger's characters also ... «Monitor, Jul 15»
7
Letters: The Greek vote – triumph or disaster?
... which gave it the springboard for post-war recovery, quite out of proportion to the unwritten-off indebtedness that befell so-called victors, such ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
8
Fourth-wettest June dampens golf courses' bottom line
What befell golf courses in June — really, the last three Junes — isn't just the random shower. It has been a steady torrent of rain, which helped ... «Massillon Independent, Jul 15»
9
'Paulina': testing the limits of conviction
The interview is a formal one about Paulina's decision to go teach politics in a rural school, the horrendous fate that befell her after taking up ... «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
10
Mnangagwa Beats Kasukuwere
In the end, they will be very lucky to escape the same fate that befell the Gamatox (the Zanu PF faction aligned to former Vice President Joice ... «ZimEye - Zimbabwe News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Befell [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/befell>. Aug 2019 ».
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