verb (used without object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
verb (used with object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
Origin of cascade
Related Words for cascadeoutpouring, avalanche, waterfall, torrent, deluge, tumble, spew, spill, pour, descend, overflow, gush, chute, force, rapids, spout, shower, flood, fountain, watercourse
Examples from the Web for cascade
Contemporary Examples of cascade
I remember practicing that lick [from the solo “Round Midnight” recording] years ago, learning how to do that cascade effect.Herbie Hancock Holds Forth
November 8, 2014
With her cascade of red, twirling hair and pale, fine-boned face.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine
August 25, 2014
The cascade of same-sex marriage rulings is now a torrent, each more quotable and image-ready than the last.Pennsylvania. Oregon. Is Gay Marriage Unstoppable?
May 20, 2014
Expect aurora borealis in the long foray but no cascade of light.How Seamus Heaney Influenced Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey
September 3, 2013
Undoubtedly, we can look forward to just such a cascade regarding part time employees.Counting Full Time Employees
January 18, 2013
Historical Examples of cascade
Cassy, the cascade of flowers and stars about her, looked at the harper.The Paliser case
She was humming a strange tune over the cascade like another Minnehaha.In a Little Town
The cascade at the bottom of the slope appeared a mere span in height from where they were now.A Pair of Blue Eyes
Here is found the cascade of Idurewadde; and higher up, the cataract of Itabru.The Western World
The fifth, as brilliant as a cascade on which the sun is shining, is "Joy."The Pianolist
- a consecutive sequence of chemical or physical processes
- (as modifier)cascade liquefaction
- a series of stages in the processing chain of an electrical signal where each operates the next in turn
- (as modifier)a cascade amplifier
Word Origin for cascade
1640s, from French cascade (17c.), from Italian cascata "waterfall," from cascare "to fall," from Vulgar Latin *casicare, frequentative of Latin casum, casus, past participle of cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)).
1702, from cascade (n.). In early 19c. slang, "to vomit." Related: Cascaded; cascading.