Meaning of cascade by Wiktionary Dictionary
- IPA: /kæsˈkeɪd/
- Rhymes: -eɪd
cascade ( plural: cascades )
- A waterfall or series of small waterfalls .
- ( figuratively ) A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade .
- 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
- ( juggling ) A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand .
- ( 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 ).
- 1993, "e.j.barker", Disassociation ( on Internet newsgroup alt.slack )
- 1999, "Anonymous", CYBERLIAR SCAVENGER HUNT 1999 ( on Internet newsgroup alt.test )
- 2004, "swt", ARRR! ( on Internet newsgroup alt.religion.kibology )
- ( intransitive ) To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls .
- ( transitive ) To arrange in a stepped series like a waterfall.
- To occur as a causal sequence .
- ( archaic ) ( slang ) To vomit .
Explanation of cascade by Wordnet Dictionary
- progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
- separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes
- Cascade ( kăskād ), 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.
The silver brook . . . pours the white cascade. Longjellow.
Now murm'ring soft, now roaring in cascade. Cowper.
- Cascade, v. i.
1. To fall in a cascade. Lowell.
2. To vomit. [Slang] Smollett.
Definition of cascade by GCIDE Dictionary