- a steep fall or flow of water in a watercourse from a height, as over a precipice; cascade.
- a manner of arranging women's hair, as in long, loose waves.
Origin of waterfall
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Examples from the Web for waterfall
Ask most designers for their mentors and out will gush a waterfall of names.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way
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In 2010, nuns who were visiting the monastery had taken pictures of the waterfall just past where Escobar's bunker had been.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
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An impressive grand-scale set was constructed complete with a waterfall as the backdrop.Kenzo Spring/ Summer 2014: California Roots
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However, a cold beer nestled in your backpack is the perfect treat when you finally make it to that vista or waterfall.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World
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In another shot at a waterfall, his face is blurred out, and in a third, only their silhouettes are visible at sunset.Lindsay Mills, Edward Snowden’s Girlfriend, Writes ‘All I Feel Is Alone’
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What could make the river run at this pace—a weir—or a waterfall?The Incomplete Amorist
If the waterfall sketches were not exaggerations, he would like to see the originals.One Day's Courtship
She'll keep that appointment for me at eight o'clock to-night by the waterfall.Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon
You had to dash through a waterfall to get into your damp bed.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
One afternoon we walked sixteen miles through a rain which was like a waterfall.Memoirs
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- a cascade of falling water where there is a vertical or almost vertical step in a river
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Word Origin and History for waterfall
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Blood flow in vascular beds where lateral pressure greatly exceeds venous pressure and tends to collapse vessels.
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