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par·a·chute

 (păr′ə-sho͞ot′)
n.
1. An apparatus used to retard free fall from an aircraft, consisting of a light, usually hemispherical canopy attached by cords to a harness and worn or stored folded until deployed in descent.
2. Any of various similar unpowered devices that are used for retarding free-speeding or free-falling motion.
v. par·a·chut·ed, par·a·chut·ing, par·a·chutes
v.tr.
To drop (supplies or troops, for example) by means of a parachute.
v.intr.
To descend by means of a parachute.

[French : para(sol), parasol; see parasol + chute, fall; see chute.]

par′a·chut′ic adj.
par′a·chut′ist, par′a·chut′er n.

parachute

(ˈpærəˌʃuːt)
n
(Aeronautics)
a. a device used to retard the fall of a man or package from an aircraft, consisting of a large fabric canopy connected to a harness
b. (as modifier): parachute troops. Sometimes shortened to: chute See also brake parachute
vb
1. (Aeronautics) (of troops, supplies, etc) to land or cause to land by parachute from an aircraft
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in an election) to bring in (a candidate, esp someone well known) from outside the constituency
[C18: from French, from para-2 + chute fall]
ˈparaˌchutist n

par•a•chute

(ˈpær əˌʃut)

n., v. -chut•ed, -chut•ing. n.
1. a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device with cords supporting a harness or straps for allowing a person, object, etc., to descend slowly from a height, esp. from an aircraft.
v.t.
2. to drop or land (troops, supplies, etc.) by parachute.
v.i.
3. to descend by parachute.
[1775–85; < French, =para- para-2 + chute fall; see chute1]
par′a•chut`ist, par′a•chut`er, n.

parachute


Past participle: parachuted
Gerund: parachuting

Imperative
parachute
parachute
Present
I parachute
you parachute
he/she/it parachutes
we parachute
you parachute
they parachute
Preterite
I parachuted
you parachuted
he/she/it parachuted
we parachuted
you parachuted
they parachuted
Present Continuous
I am parachuting
you are parachuting
he/she/it is parachuting
we are parachuting
you are parachuting
they are parachuting
Present Perfect
I have parachuted
you have parachuted
he/she/it has parachuted
we have parachuted
you have parachuted
they have parachuted
Past Continuous
I was parachuting
you were parachuting
he/she/it was parachuting
we were parachuting
you were parachuting
they were parachuting
Past Perfect
I had parachuted
you had parachuted
he/she/it had parachuted
we had parachuted
you had parachuted
they had parachuted
Future
I will parachute
you will parachute
he/she/it will parachute
we will parachute
you will parachute
they will parachute
Future Perfect
I will have parachuted
you will have parachuted
he/she/it will have parachuted
we will have parachuted
you will have parachuted
they will have parachuted
Future Continuous
I will be parachuting
you will be parachuting
he/she/it will be parachuting
we will be parachuting
you will be parachuting
they will be parachuting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parachuting
you have been parachuting
he/she/it has been parachuting
we have been parachuting
you have been parachuting
they have been parachuting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parachuting
you will have been parachuting
he/she/it will have been parachuting
we will have been parachuting
you will have been parachuting
they will have been parachuting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parachuting
you had been parachuting
he/she/it had been parachuting
we had been parachuting
you had been parachuting
they had been parachuting
Conditional
I would parachute
you would parachute
he/she/it would parachute
we would parachute
you would parachute
they would parachute
Past Conditional
I would have parachuted
you would have parachuted
he/she/it would have parachuted
we would have parachuted
you would have parachuted
they would have parachuted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fallparachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
canopy - the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
drogue chute, drogue parachute, drogue - a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
drogue parachute - a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack
harness - a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
parasail - parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car
rescue equipment - equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency
ripcord - a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent
shroud - a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
static line - a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane
Verb1.parachute - jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
dive, plunge, plunk - drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"
sky dive, skydive - jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute
Translations
براشوت، مِظَلَّهمِظَلَةٌ هَبُوطٍيَهْبِط بالمِظَلَّه
парашут
padákpadákemseskočit padákem
faldskærmfaldskærms-
laskuvarjohypätä
padobran
ejtőernyőejtõernyõvel leszállejtőernyőzik
fallhlífstökkva í fallhlíf
パラシュート
낙하산
nuleisti parašiutunusileisti parašiutuparašiutininkas
izpletnisnolaisties ar izpletni
padákom
padaloskočiti s padalom
fallskärm
ร่มชูชีพ
paraşütparaşütle atlamak

parachute

[ˈpærəʃuːt]
A. Nparacaídas m inv
B. VTlanzar en paracaídas
to parachute food to sbsuministrar víveres a algn en paracaídas
C. VI (also parachute down) → lanzarse or saltar en paracaídas
to parachute to safetysalvarse utilizando el paracaídas
D. CPD parachute drop Nlanzamiento m en paracaídas
parachute jump Nsalto m en paracaídas
parachute regiment Nregimiento m de paracaidistas

parachute

[ˈpærəʃuːt]
nparachute m
modif [regiment, brigade, team] → de parachutistes; [silk, harness] → de parachute parachute drop
vt [supplies, food parcels] → parachuter
to parachute sb into [+ country, region] → parachuter qn dans
They had been parachuted into the country at night → On les avait parachutés dans le pays de nuit.
The German army had parachuted troops into Norway → L'armée allemande avait parachuté des troupes en Norvège.parachute drop nparachutage mparachute jump nsaut m en parachute

parachute

nFallschirm m; by parachutemit dem Fallschirm; parachute trainingÜbung fim Fallschirmspringen
vt troopsmit dem Fallschirm absetzen; suppliesabwerfen; to parachute food to somebodyfür jdn Lebensmittel abwerfen
vi (also parachute down)(mit dem Fallschirm) abspringen; they parachuted into the wrong zonesie sprangen über dem falschen Gebiet ab; to parachute to safetysich mit dem Fallschirm retten

parachute

:
parachute brake
nBremsfallschirm m
parachute drop
n (by person) → (Fallschirm)absprung m; (of supplies)(Fallschirm)abwurf m; there was a parachute of ten menzehn Leute sprangen (mit dem Fallschirm) ab; they got a parachute of medical suppliesmedizinische Versorgungsmittel wurden (mit dem Fallschirm) für sie abgeworfen
parachute jump
nAbsprung m(mit dem Fallschirm)
parachute regiment

parachute

[ˈpærəˌʃuːt]
1. nparacadute m inv
2. vtparacadutare
3. vi (also parachute down) → paracadutarsi

parachute

(ˈpӕrəʃuːt) noun
an umbrella-shaped piece of light, strong cloth etc beneath which a person etc is tied with ropes so that he etc can come slowly down to the ground from a great height. They made the descent from the plane by parachute; (also adjective) a parachute-jump.
verb
to come down to the ground using a parachute. The troops parachuted into France.
ˈparachutist noun
a person who uses a parachute.

parachute

مِظَلَةٌ هَبُوطٍ padák faldskærm Fallschirm αλεξίπτωτο paracaídas laskuvarjo parachute padobran paracadute パラシュート 낙하산 parachute fallskjerm spadochron pára-quedas парашют fallskärm ร่มชูชีพ paraşüt 降落伞
References in classic literature ?
I said these words did him extreme credit, but that he must not throw away the imperishable distinction of being the first man to descend an Alp per parachute, simply to save the feelings of some envious underlings.
No, it is part of my plan that each in turn shall descend as in a parachute, and the balloon be drawn back by means which I shall have no difficulty in perfecting.
I have not a word to say against the misused, faithful girl, and would not withhold from her grave a single one of those simple tributes which blighted youths and maidens offer to her memory, but I am sorry enough that I have not time and opportunity to write four or five volumes of my opinion of her friend the founder of the Parachute, or the Paraclete, or whatever it was.
The top of the buggy caught the air like a parachute or an umbrella filled with wind, and held them back so that they floated downward with a gentle motion that was not so very disagreeable to bear.
Richardson has remarked, with the posterior part of their bodies rather wide and with the skin on their flanks rather full, to the so-called flying squirrels; and flying squirrels have their limbs and even the base of the tail united by a broad expanse of skin, which serves as a parachute and allows them to glide through the air to an astonishing distance from tree to tree.
The hide was soon drawn into the shape of an umbrella top, or an inverted parachute, by thongs of deer-skin, with which both the labourers were well provided.
The key applications considered for the market study are military, cargo, sports, rescue, recovery, and break chutes, wherein the overall parachute market is dominated by the military segment.
Thousands of anxious onlookers saw the stricken parachutist "violently kicking" and tangled up in his parachute during the Whitehaven Air Show last night.
The parachute deployed but failed to inflate, Kimberly Newton, a spokeswoman for NASA, said in an email.
Police described how Mrs Cilliers' main parachute first failed to deploy, while her reserve parachute also failed but opened just enough to slow her descent from a fatal velocity before she crashed to the ground.
Her main parachute failed to deploy at all and she was only saved by her reserve parachute, which also failed but opened just enough to slow her descent from a fatal velocity.
But police were last night probing the incident after the parachute club at Netheravon Airfield, Wilts, raised concerns over her device.