What does the word cataract mean?

Usage examples for cataract

  1. On a protected floor the two stood for a moment, listening to the roar of the cataract that had cut them off their refuge. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  2. The cataract of starbeams rushed past them in a flood of gold. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  3. First I say I knew her when she first came to my class Turned seventeen just then- such blue- bell eyes, And such a cataract of dark brown hair, And such a brow, sweet lips, and such a way Of talking with a cunning gasp, as if To catch breath for the words. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters