verb (used without object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
verb (used with object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
Origin of cascade
Examples from the Web for cascaded
Historical Examples of cascaded
He caught her in his arms as they cascaded into a tangle of limbs and nylon.The Deadly Daughters
Winston K. Marks
So was the ripple of lace that cascaded down the front of her blouse.Cheerful--By Request
A perfect torrent of bullets ripped up the dirt and cascaded us with gravel and mud.A Yankee in the Trenches
R. Derby Holmes
Down the slopes of the Monarch Divide, seemingly from its turreted summits, cascaded many frothing streams.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
Caught in the current, Helberson and Harper were swept out of the room and cascaded down the stairs into the street.
- 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
1702, from cascade (n.). In early 19c. slang, "to vomit." Related: Cascaded; cascading.
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)).