Definition of Cascade

1. Noun. A small waterfall or series of small waterfalls.

Generic synonyms: Falls, Waterfall

2. Verb. Rush down in big quantities, like a cascade. "The water cascades "
Exact synonyms: Cascade Down
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down

3. Noun. A succession of stages or operations or processes or units. ; "Separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes"
Generic synonyms: Succession

4. Verb. Arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up

5. Noun. A sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower. "A sudden cascade of sparks"
Exact synonyms: Shower
Generic synonyms: Descent
Derivative terms: Shower

Definition of Cascade

1. n. A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract.

2. v. i. To fall in a cascade.

Definition of Cascade

1. Noun. A waterfall or series of small waterfalls. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade. ¹

3. Noun. A series of electrical (or other types of) components, the output of any one being connected to the input of the next; See also daisy chain ¹

4. Noun. (juggling) A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand. ¹

5. Noun. (Internet) A sequence of absurd short messages posted to a newsgroup by different authors, each one responding to the most recent message and quoting the entire sequence to that point (with ever-increasing indentation). ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To arrange in a stepped series like a waterfall. ¹

8. Verb. To occur as a causal sequence. ¹

9. Verb. (archaic) (slang) To vomit. ¹

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Definition of Cascade

1. to fall like a waterfall [v -CADED, -CADING, -CADES]

Medical Definition of Cascade

1. An entire series of reactions which occurs as a result of a single trigger reaction or compound. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cascade

casamino acid
casamino acids
casbene synthetase
cascade (current term)
cascade aeration
cascade down
cascade everlasting
cascade liquefier
cascade penstemon
cascade transformer
cascades frog
cascading menu

Literary usage of Cascade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"In the earlier descriptions of the cascade Mountains great attention was paid to the line of lofty volcanoes that are dominating elements in almost every ..."

2. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1809)
"J. SKETCHES OF AMERICAN SCENERY—FOR THE PORT FOLIO. cascade ... The banks of the Creek, above the cascade, are skirted with the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"The cascade Range throughout a large part of its extent rests upon Cretaceous ... This depressed area beneath the lavas of the cascade Range must not be ..."

4. A Journey in Brazil by Louis Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (1895)
"The day before leaving Manaos we paid a last visit to the great cascade, ... Before many weeks are over, the cascade will have disappeared ; it will be ..."

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