cascade
I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian cascata, from cascare to fall, from Vulgar Latin *casicare, from Latin casus fall Date: 1641 1. a steep usually small fall of water; especially one of a series 2. a. something arranged or occurring in a series or in a succession of stages so that each stage derives from or acts upon the product of the preceding <
blood clotting involves a biochemical cascade
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b. a fall of material (as lace) that hangs in a zigzag line 3. something falling or rushing forth in quantity <
a cascade of sound
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a cascade of events
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II. verb (cascaded; cascading) Date: 1702 intransitive verb to fall, pour, or rush in or as if in a cascade transitive verb 1. to cause to fall like a cascade 2. to connect in a cascade arrangement

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  • cascade — [ kaskad ] n. f. • 1640; it. cascata, de cascare « tomber » 1 ♦ Chute d eau; succession de chutes d eau. ⇒ 1. cataracte, chute; cascatelle. Cascade naturelle. Cascade artificielle, en gradins. 2 ♦ Fig. Ce qui se produit par saccades, par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • cascade — CASCADE. s. f. Chute d eau, soit que l eau tombe naturellement du haut d un rocher ou d une montagne, soit que la chute en ait été pratiquée par artifice. Une cascade naturelle. La rivière fait une cascade en cet endroit. La cascade de Tivoli.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cascade — Cas*cade (k[a^]s*k[=a]d ), n. [F. cascade, fr. It. cascata, fr. cascare to fall.] A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract. [1913 Webster] The silver brook . . . pours the white cascade.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cascade — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cascade es uno de los veinticinco districtos administrativos de Seychelles, situado en la isla Mahé, la isla principal del país. Bordea la costa del este de la isla y tiene una superficie de tan solo diez kilómetros… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cascade — Cas*cade , v. i. 1. To fall in a cascade. Lowell. [1913 Webster] 2. To vomit. [Slang] Smollett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cascade — [n] something falling, especially water avalanche, cataract, chute, deluge, downrush, falls, flood, force, fountain, outpouring, precipitation, rapids, shower, spout, torrent, watercourse, waterfall; concepts 514,787 cascade [v] fall in a rush… …   New thesaurus

  • cascade — CASCADE. s. f. Cheute d eau qui tombe de haut par dessus des rochers, des cailloux, soit naturellement, soit par artifice. Une belle cascade …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • cascade — [kas kād′] n. [Fr < It cascata < cascare, to fall < VL * casicare < pp. of L cadere: see CASE1] 1. a small, steep waterfall, esp. one of a series 2. anything suggesting this, as a shower of sparks or an arrangement of lace in rippling …   English World dictionary

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