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cas·cade

 (kăs-kād′)
n.
1. A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks.
2. Something, such as lace, thought to resemble a waterfall or series of small waterfalls, especially an arrangement or fall of material.
3. A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring: a cascade of abusive comments.
4.
a. A succession of stages, processes, operations, or units.
b. Electronics A series of components or networks, the output of each of which serves as the input for the next.
c. A chemical or physiological process that occurs in successive stages, each of which is dependent on the preceding one, and often producing a cumulative effect: an enzymatic cascade.
v. cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing, cas·cades
v.intr.
1. To fall in or as if in a cascade: "Morning glory vines ... cascaded over old-fashioned bamboo lattices" (Mary Yukari Waters).
2. To occur in a sequence or successive stages: circumstances that cascaded into a crisis.
v.tr.
1. To cause to fall in or as if in a cascade: cascaded the ingredients into the bowl.
2. To cause to occur in a sequence or successive stages: wholesale price reductions that are cascaded down to the consumer.

[French, from Italian cascata, from cascare, to fall, from Vulgar Latin *casicāre, from Latin cadere; see kad- in Indo-European roots.]

cascade

(kæsˈkeɪd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a waterfall or series of waterfalls over rocks
2. something resembling this, such as folds of lace
3. (General Physics)
a. a consecutive sequence of chemical or physical processes
b. (as modifier): cascade liquefaction.
4. (Electrical Engineering)
a. a series of stages in the processing chain of an electrical signal where each operates the next in turn
b. (as modifier): a cascade amplifier.
5. (General Physics) the cumulative process responsible for the formation of an electrical discharge, cosmic-ray shower, or Geiger counter avalanche in a gas
6. (General Physics) the sequence of spontaneous decays by an excited atom or ion
vb
(intr) to flow or fall in or like a cascade
[C17: from French, from Italian cascata, from cascare to fall, ultimately from Latin cadere to fall]

cas•cade

(kæsˈkeɪd)

n., v. -cad•ed, -cad•ing. n.
1. a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface.
2. a series of shallow or steplike waterfalls, either natural or artificial.
3. anything that resembles a waterfall, esp. in seeming to flow or fall in abundance; torrent.
4. an arrangement of a lightweight fabric in folds falling one over another.
5. an arrangement of component devices, as electrolytic cells, each of which feeds into the next in succession.
6. a series of reactions catalyzed by enzymes that are activated sequentially by successive products of the reactions, resulting in an amplification of the initial response.
v.i., v.t.
7. to fall or cause to fall in or like a cascade.
[1635–45; < French < Italian cascata, derivative of casc(are) to fall < Vulgar Latin]

Cascade

 something suggestive of a fall of water. See also cataract, spray.
Examples: cascade of fireworks; of hair; of ice, 1860; of jewels; of lace, 1882; of molecules, 1878; of rockets; of stones, 1687; of volcanic ash, 1869.

cascade


Past participle: cascaded
Gerund: cascading

Imperative
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Present
I cascade
you cascade
he/she/it cascades
we cascade
you cascade
they cascade
Preterite
I cascaded
you cascaded
he/she/it cascaded
we cascaded
you cascaded
they cascaded
Present Continuous
I am cascading
you are cascading
he/she/it is cascading
we are cascading
you are cascading
they are cascading
Present Perfect
I have cascaded
you have cascaded
he/she/it has cascaded
we have cascaded
you have cascaded
they have cascaded
Past Continuous
I was cascading
you were cascading
he/she/it was cascading
we were cascading
you were cascading
they were cascading
Past Perfect
I had cascaded
you had cascaded
he/she/it had cascaded
we had cascaded
you had cascaded
they had cascaded
Future
I will cascade
you will cascade
he/she/it will cascade
we will cascade
you will cascade
they will cascade
Future Perfect
I will have cascaded
you will have cascaded
he/she/it will have cascaded
we will have cascaded
you will have cascaded
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Future Continuous
I will be cascading
you will be cascading
he/she/it will be cascading
we will be cascading
you will be cascading
they will be cascading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cascading
you have been cascading
he/she/it has been cascading
we have been cascading
you have been cascading
they have been cascading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cascading
you will have been cascading
he/she/it will have been cascading
we will have been cascading
you will have been cascading
they will have been cascading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cascading
you had been cascading
he/she/it had been cascading
we had been cascading
you had been cascading
they had been cascading
Conditional
I would cascade
you would cascade
he/she/it would cascade
we would cascade
you would cascade
they would cascade
Past Conditional
I would have cascaded
you would have cascaded
he/she/it would have cascaded
we would have cascaded
you would have cascaded
they would have cascaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cascade - a small waterfall or series of small waterfallscascade - a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
waterfall, falls - a steep descent of the water of a river
2.cascade - a succession of stages or operations or processes or units; "progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring"; "separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes"
succession - a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures"
3.cascade - a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower; "a little shower of rose petals"; "a sudden cascade of sparks"
descent - a movement downward
Verb1.cascade - rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
2.cascade - arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

cascade

noun
1. waterfall, falls, torrent, flood, shower, fountain, avalanche, deluge, downpour, outpouring, cataract She stood still for a moment under the cascade of water.
verb
1. flow, fall, flood, pour, plunge, surge, spill, tumble, descend, overflow, gush, teem, pitch A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
Translations
شلاّل، مَسْقَط مائييَتَساقَطُ كالشَّلاّل
padatvalit sevodopád
kaskadestrømvandfaldfosse ned
kaskadiköngässarjatapahtumasarja
kaskadavodopad
vízesés
fossfossa, hrynja
kaskadakrioklyskristilietis
kaskādekristlietiesūdenskritums
prepadať sa
çağlayançağlayan gibi akmak / dökülmekşelâle

cascade

[kæsˈkeɪd]
A. Ncascada f, salto m de agua (fig) [of sparks] → cascada f; [of letters] → aluvión m; [of stones] → lluvia f
B. VIcaer en cascada

cascade

[kæsˈkeɪd]
n
(= waterfall) → cascade f
(= mass) → cascade f
vi
[water] → tomber en cascade
to cascade down sth → tomber en cascade le long de qch, dévaler qch
[hair] → tomber en cascade

cascade

nKaskade f; (fig, of lace etc) → (Spitzen)besatz m; (of sparks)Regen m; a cascade of green sparksein grüner Funkenregen
vi (also cascade down) (→ auf +acc) → (in Kaskaden) herabfallen; (sparks)herabsprühen, herabregnen; (hair)wallend herabfallen
vt (Comput) windowsüberlappend anordnen

cascade

[kæsˈkeɪd]
1. ncascata
2. viscendere a cascata
her hair cascaded over her shoulders → i capelli le ricadevano sulle spalle

cascade

(kӕsˈkeid) noun
a waterfall. a magnificent cascade.
verb
to fall in or like a waterfall. Water cascaded over the rock; Dishes cascaded off the table.
References in classic literature ?
The flashing cascade of his mane, the curving comet of his tail, invested him with housings more resplendent than gold and silver-beaters could have furnished him.
A torrent of sparks swept all the way across the building, overwhelming everything, hiding it from sight; and then Jurgis looked through the fingers of his hands, and saw pouring out of the caldron a cascade of living, leaping fire, white with a whiteness not of earth, scorching the eyeballs.
Wragge, turning deadly pale, and letting her whole remaining collection of parcels fall about her in a little cascade of commodities.
She sent up a strange little scream, which exploded in a cascade of laughter.
At a less advanced season of the year the typhoon, according to a famous meteorologist, would have passed away like a luminous cascade of electric flame; but in the winter equinox it was to be feared that it would burst upon them with great violence.
Down each of these little valleys flows a clear stream, here and there assuming the form of a slender cascade, then stealing invisibly along until it bursts upon the sight again in larger and more noisy waterfalls, and at last demurely wanders along to the sea.
The first is a perpendicular cascade of twenty feet, after which there is a swift descent for a mile, between islands of hard black rock, to another pitch of eight feet divided by two rocks.
A cascade of Oddities, chips of broken comb, scale, fluff, and grubs slid out, crackled, sizzled, popped a little, and then the flames roared up and consumed all that fuel.
Kim tilted the kilta on the floor - a cascade of Survey-instruments, books, diaries, letters, maps, and queerly scented native correspondence.
He moved away from the rock pace by pace among the trees, his voice rising in the distance as he approached a little cascade.
At the second degree it forms a perpendicular cascade of ten feet in height, and consequently impassable by boats.
In the centre of the lofty Gothic* façade of the palace, the grand staircase, incessantly ascended and descended by a double current, which, after parting on the intermediate landing-place, flowed in broad waves along its lateral slopes,--the grand staircase, I say, trickled incessantly into the place, like a cascade into a lake.