(noun, verb)


1. a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

Definition categories: object, falls, waterfall

2. a succession of stages or operations or processes or units

- progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring

- separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes

Definition categories: group, succession

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

- a sudden cascade of sparks

Similar word(s): shower

Definition categories: event, descent

Sentences with cascade as a noun:

- The rise in serotonin levels sets off a cascade of chemical events — Richard M. Restak, The Secret Life of the Brain, Joseph Henry Press, 2001


1. rush down in big quantities, like a cascade

Definition categories: motion, descend, fall

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

Definition categories: contact, arrange