• A waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
  • A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade.
  • A series of electrical (or other types of) components, the output of any one being connected to the input of the next; See also daisy chain
  • A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand.
  • A sequence of absurd short messages posted to a newsgroup by different authors, each one responding to the most recent message and quoting the entire sequence to that point (with ever-increasing indentation).
  • A hairpiece for women consisting of curled locks or a bun attached to a firm base, used to create the illusion of fuller hair.
  • A series of reactions in which the product of one becomes a reactant in the next



  • From French cascade, from Italian cascata, from cascare, from Vulgar Latin *casicāre, from casus, verbal noun of cadō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱh₂d- ("to fall").

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