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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

parachute

[ˈpærəˌʃuːt]
1. nparacadute m inv
2. vtparacadutare
3. vi (also parachute down) → paracadutarsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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