- a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope；a mass of something that falls or hangs in copious or luxuriant quantities
- (of water) pour downward rapidly and in large quantities；fall or hang in copious or luxuriant quantities
verb: cascade, 3rd person present: cascades, gerund or present participle: cascading, past tense: cascaded, past participle: cascaded
noun: cascade, plural noun: cascades
- 1. a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope the waterfall raced down in a series of cascades
- ▪ a mass of something that falls or hangs in copious or luxuriant quantities a cascade of pink bougainvillea
- ▪ a large number or amount of something occurring or arriving in rapid succession a cascade of antiwar literature
- 2. a process whereby something, typically information or knowledge, is successively passed on the greater the number of people who are well briefed, the wider the cascade effect
- ▪ a succession of devices or stages in a process, each of which triggers or initiates the next.
- 1. (of water) pour downward rapidly and in large quantities water was cascading down the stairs
- ▪ fall or hang in copious or luxuriant quantities blonde hair cascaded down her back
- 2. arrange (a number of devices or objects) in a series or sequence.