A cascading waterfall.
A beautiful cascade in the mountains.
- The definition of a cascade is a waterfall over a steep and rocky area or anything that resembles a waterfall.
- An example of cascade is what one will find at Niagara Falls.
- An example of cascade is hair falling down out of a bun.
- Cascade means to fall like a waterfall.
An example of cascade is for hair to fall down in waves from a bun.
- a small, steep waterfall, esp. one of a series
- anything suggesting this, as a shower of sparks or an arrangement of lace in rippling folds
- a connected series, as of amplifiers for an increase in output
Origin of cascadeFrench from Italian cascata from cascare, to fall from Vulgar Latin an unverified form casicare from past participle of Classical Latin cadere: see case
intransitive verb-·cad′ed, -·cad′ing
- to fall or drop in a cascade
- to connect in a series
- A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks.
- Something, such as lace, thought to resemble a waterfall or series of small waterfalls, especially an arrangement or fall of material.
- A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring: a cascade of abusive comments.
- 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.
verbcas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing, cas·cades
- To fall in or as if in a cascade: “Morning glory vines … cascaded over old-fashioned bamboo lattices” ( Mary Yukari Waters )
- To occur in a sequence or successive stages: circumstances that cascaded into a crisis.
- To cause to fall in or as if in a cascade: cascaded the ingredients into the bowl.
- To cause to occur in a sequence or successive stages: wholesale price reductions that are cascaded down to the consumer.
Origin of cascadeFrench from Italian cascata from cascare to fall from Vulgar Latin casicāre from Latin cadere ; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
- 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 (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).
(third-person singular simple present cascades, present participle cascading, simple past and past participle cascaded)
- An administrative district in Seychelles
cascade - Computer Definition
A connected series of devices or images. It often implies that the second and subsequent device takes over after the previous one is used up. For example, cascading tapes in a dual-tape backup system means the second tape is written after the first one is full. In a PC, a second IRQ chip is cascaded to the first, doubling the number of interrupts.