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CASCADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cascade mean? 

CASCADE (noun)
  The noun CASCADE has 3 senses:

1. a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
2. a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
3. a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower

  Familiarity information: CASCADE used as a noun is uncommon.


CASCADE (verb)
  The verb CASCADE has 2 senses:

1. rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
2. arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible

  Familiarity information: CASCADE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CASCADE (noun)


Sense 1cascade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("cascade" is a kind of...):

falls; waterfall (a steep descent of the water of a river)


Sense 2cascade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A succession of stages or operations or processes or units

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring / separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes

Hypernyms ("cascade" is a kind of...):

succession (a group of people or things arranged or following in order)


Sense 3cascade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

cascade; shower

Context examples:

a little shower of rose petals / a sudden cascade of sparks

Hypernyms ("cascade" is a kind of...):

descent (a movement downward)


CASCADE (verb)


Sense 1cascade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rush down in big quantities, like a cascade

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

cascade; cascade down

Hypernyms (to "cascade" is one way to...):

come down; descend; fall; go down (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2cascade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "cascade" is one way to...):

arrange; set up (put into a proper or systematic order)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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