verb (used without object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
verb (used with object), cas·cad·ed, cas·cad·ing.
Origin of cascade
Related formscas·cad·er, nounun·cas·cad·ed, adjectiveun·cas·cad·ing, adjective
Definition for cascades (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cascades
The plans contemplated a boat line to Astoria with railroad portages at Celilo and the Cascades.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
Perkins at the Dalles mission (see ante, note 208) had attempted to reach the Indians gathered at the Cascades.
These were taken down the Dalles, and sometimes down the Cascades.The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman
The torrent of the Aydyr entered with a roar of rapids, and at the lower end departed in a thunder of cascades.George Bowring - A Tale Of Cader Idris|R. D. Blackmore
Here they had floated their boats by towlines down to the cascades, around which point they had again dragged them.Along Alaska's Great River|Frederick Schwatka
British Dictionary definitions for cascades (1 of 2)
- 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