verb (used without object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
verb (used with object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
- casas, bartolomé de las,
- casaubon, isaac,
- cascade molecule,
- cascade particle,
- cascade range,
- cascade stomach,
Origin of cascade
Examples from the Web for cascade
I remember practicing that lick [from the solo “Round Midnight” recording] years ago, learning how to do that cascade effect.
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|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Jay Michaelson|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Expect aurora borealis in the long foray but no cascade of light.How Seamus Heaney Influenced Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey|Natasha Trethewey|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Undoubtedly, we can look forward to just such a cascade regarding part time employees.
They pulled along till the bay opened out more clearly, and just in front was a cascade, which came tumbling down the rocks.Alone on an Island|W.H.G. Kingston
I must have great works of art to occupy me in order to obtain a cascade.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
We tarried not at all, but got back through the cascade into the cavern again, and so up and out, on the way to that cliff-top.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
They all wandered on till they came to a cascade flowing down over some high rocks.Our Little German Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
They have already succeeded in constructing, near the cascade, a corn-mill and a saw-mill, and have built a very good oven.The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island|Johann David Wyss
- 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.