American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks.
- n. Something, such as lace, thought to resemble a waterfall or series of small waterfalls, especially an arrangement or fall of material.
- n. A succession of stages, processes, operations, or units.
- n. Electronics A series of components or networks, the output of each of which serves as the input for the next.
- n. 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. To fall or cause to fall in or as if in a cascade.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fall or flowing of water over a precipice or steep rocky declivity in a river or other stream; a waterfall, whether natural or artificial, but smaller than a cataract.
- n. In electricity, a peculiar arrangement of Leyden jars in which the outer coating of the first jar which receives the charge is connected to the inner coating of the second, and so on.
- n. A trimming of lace or other soft material, folded in a zigzag fashion so as to make a broken or irregular band, as down the front of a gown.
- n. The falling water in the constellation Aquarius. See Aquarius.
- To form cascades; fall in cascades.
- To vomit.
- n. In manuf. chem., a series of vessels, frequently of stoneware, from one to the next of which a liquid successively overflows, thus presenting a large absorbing surface to a gas with which it is to be charged.
- n. A waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
- n. figuratively A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade.
- n. 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
- n. juggling A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand.
- n. 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).
- v. intransitive To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
- v. transitive To arrange in a stepped series like a waterfall.
- v. To occur as a causal sequence.
- v. archaic (slang) To vomit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract.
- v. To fall in a cascade.
- v. Slang To vomit.
- v. rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
- n. a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
- v. arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
- n. a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
- n. a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
- French cascade, from Italian cascata, from cascare ("to fall") (Wiktionary)
- French, from Italian cascata, from cascare, to fall, from Vulgar Latin *casicāre, from Latin cadere; see kad- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In a 2005 paper, Mr. Frank said the virtual disappearance of cod and other large species, such as haddock, flounder and hake, due to overfishing led to what he calls a cascade effect.”
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“The Opera browser, being a true MDI interface, lets you tile as many tabs as you want, vertically or horizontally (or in cascade).”
“The evolution of the blood clotting cascade is a very good example.”
“The marines unleashed another furious cascade from the starboard side.”
“For instance, Behe has claimed that the blood clotting cascade is irreducible, but this is incorrect.”
“The same with Behe's claims that the blood-clotting cascade is irreducibly complex.”
“The blood clotting cascade is still irreducibly complex.”
“The same with Behe's claims that the blood-clotting cascade is irreducibly complex. eh? —”
“We have heard ... that plans for a second and third cascade of 164 are on hold and that the attrition rate in the first cascade is relatively high," another diplomat told Reuters.”
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