What does the word cascade mean?

Usage examples for cascade

  1. He listened to every echo, he mounted every hill for a fresh prospect, he turned aside to every cascade, and pleased himself with tracing the course of a gentle river that rolled among the trees, and watered a large region, with innumerable circumvolutions. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  2. To be sure, there is a lovely little lake and a pretty artificial cascade, and the roads and walks are good; but the trees are all saplings, and nearly all the " wood" is a thicket of small stuff. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. Our negroes towing our canoes, we travelled at a considerable rate, and by our own account could not go less than twenty or twenty- five English miles a day, and the river continuing to be much of the same breadth and very deep all the way, till on the tenth day we came to another cataract; for a ridge of high hills crossing the whole channel of the river, the water came tumbling down the rocks from one stage to another in a strange manner, so that it was a continued link of cataracts from one to another, in the manner of a cascade, only that the falls were sometimes a quarter of a mile from one another, and the noise confused and frightful. – The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe