cascade cascade  /kæ ˈskeɪd/


  1. (n) a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  2. (n) a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
  3. (n) a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
  4. (v) rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
  5. (v) arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible



  1. Adding a new wing to a neoclassical museum, Holl devised a spectacular update on classicism: an irregular series of volumes that cascade down the museum's lawn and glow from within.
  2. It ended, in fact, with a cascade of lines in different languages English, Italian, Latin, French, Sanskrit.
  3. The past few days have seen a cascade of new data about house prices, home sales and troubled loans.


  1. Cleanup of Boise Cascade site may add $20M in costs

    Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:01:09 GMT By Dan Catchpole Yakima Herald-Republic ANDY SAWYER/Yakima Herald-Republic Looking south, the former Boise Cascade Mill property is seen in August 2010. The city of Yakima wants to buy the land, but it would be on the hook for the cleanup of an old landfill before it could redevelop it. YAKIMA, Wash. — If Yakima wants to redevelop the former Boise Cascade mill site ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Yakima Herald-Republic

  2. Larger wafers boon to bottom line for Cascade Microtech

    Cascade Microtech, which makes machines that measure and test semiconductor devices, is No. 4 in The Seattle Times’ 22nd annual Best of the Northwest rankings. The Oregon company’s sales have been growing in the last three years, with 75 percent of its revenue from outside North America.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Recent Cascade High graduate injured in crash still in critical condition

    A Cascade High School graduate injured in a car crash near the school remained in critical condition Saturday at Oregon Health & Science University, a hospital spokesperson said.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal


  1. "Unless we properly manage this issue, this could trigger a cascade of other challenges and crises affecting not just social and economic issues, but also political and security issues," Ban said following talks in London with British Prime...
    on Oct 12, 2005 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "If this is like other catastrophic failures of technological systems in modern history whether it was the sinking of the Titanic, Three Mile Island or the loss of the Challenger, we will likely discover that there was a cascade of failures:...
    on May 11, 2010 By: Jeff Bingaman Source:

  3. "If GM is telling us the truth, they go into bankruptcy and you see a cascade like you have never seen," said Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, who was working on one rescue plan Wednesday. "If people want to go home and not do anything, I...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: George Voinovich Source: ABC News

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