cascade vs shower what difference

what is difference between cascade and shower

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kæsˈkeɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun

cascade (plural cascades)

  1. A waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
    • 1785, William Cowper, The Garden
      Now murm’ring soft, now roaring in cascade.
    • 1839, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Spirit of Poetry
      The silver brook [] pours the white cascade.
  2. (figuratively) A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade.
    • 2001, Richard M. Restak, The Secret Life of the Brain, Joseph Henry Press
      The rise in serotonin levels sets off a cascade of chemical events
  3. 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
  4. (juggling) A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand.
  5. (Internet) 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).
    • 1993, “e.j.barker”, Disassociation (on Internet newsgroup alt.slack)
      Don’t you hate cascades? I hate cascades!
    • 1999, “Anonymous”, CYBERLIAR SCAVENGER HUNT 1999 (on Internet newsgroup alt.test)
      Spark a usenet cascade of no less than 300 replies.
    • 2004, “swt”, ARRR! (on Internet newsgroup alt.religion.kibology)
      Anyway. I didn’t mean to say that everyone who posts URLs is bad and wrong and should lose their breathing privileges. Just that I was getting weary of look-at-this-link posts, sort of like some people get sick of cascades.
  6. A hairpiece for women consisting of curled locks or a bun attached to a firm base, used to create the illusion of fuller hair.
  7. (chemistry) A series of reactions in which the product of one becomes a reactant in the next

Derived terms

  • cascadable
  • Cascade County
  • (ecology): trophic cascade
  • (juggling): reverse cascade, French cascade

Translations

Verb

cascade (third-person singular simple present cascades, present participle cascading, simple past and past participle cascaded)

  1. (intransitive) To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
  2. (transitive) To arrange in a stepped series like a waterfall.
  3. (intransitive) To occur as a causal sequence.
    • 2003, Adam Freeman, Allen Jones, Programming .NET Security
      Child folders inherit the configuration of their parent folder, meaning that configuration settings cascade down through an application’s virtual folder hierarchy.
  4. (archaic, slang) To vomit.

Translations

Anagrams

  • saccade

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowing from French cascade, from Italian cascata.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑsˈkaː.də/
  • Hyphenation: cas‧ca‧de
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

Noun

cascade f (plural cascades or cascaden)

  1. cascade (waterfall or series of small waterfalls)

Descendants

  • Indonesian: kaskade

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kas.kad/

Etymology 1

From Italian cascata, from cascare (to fall)

Noun

cascade f (plural cascades)

  1. cascade (waterfall)
  2. cascade (series of event)
  3. (juggling) cascade
  4. a stunt performed for cinematic imitation or entertainment
Derived terms
  • cascader
Descendants
  • Danish: kaskade
  • Dutch: cascade
  • German: Kaskade
  • Romanian: cascadă
  • Swedish: kaskad

Etymology 2

Verb

cascade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cascader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of cascader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of cascader
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of cascader
  5. second-person singular imperative of cascader

Further reading

  • “cascade” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • accédas, saccade, saccadé

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kaˈskade]

Noun

cascade f

  1. indefinite plural of cascadă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of cascadă


English

Etymology 1

From Middle English shour, from Old English scūr, from Proto-West Germanic *skūru, from Proto-Germanic *skūrō, probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱēwer- (north; north wind; cold wind; rain shower). Cognate with Dutch schoer, German Schauer, Norwegian skur.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: shou’ər, IPA(key): /ˈʃaʊ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) enPR: shou’ər, IPA(key): /ˈʃaʊ.ɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ.ə(ɹ), -aʊə(ɹ)

Noun

shower (plural showers)

  1. A brief fall of precipitation (spell of rain, or a similar fall of snow, sleet, or cascade).
  2. A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by the action of a pump.
    Synonym: shower bath
  3. An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
    (UK, Australia)
    (especially US)
    Synonym: shower bath
  4. A quantity of something that has characteristics of a rain shower.
  5. A party associated with a significant event in a person’s life, at which the person usually receives gifts.
    1. A bridal shower.
    2. A baby shower.
  6. (obsolete) A battle, an attack; conflict.
  7. (chiefly Ireland, Britain, Australia, derogatory) A shower of shit.
    • 1956, Private’s Progress (motion picture):
      You all behaved like a shower, now you are to be treated like a shower
  8. (chiefly Ireland, euphemistic, derogatory, with of and an invective) Used as an intensifying pluralizer or intensifier
    • 1991, Allen Feldman, Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland, page 208 (University of Chicago Press; →ISBN, 9780226240718)
      It was one of the worst feelings in the H-Block, one of the worst experiences to sit and listen to somebody getting beat. Because you were totally powerless, and you would always get somebody shouting at the door, “You shower of bastards!” It was always a crowd of screws and one or two naked men in a cell. They had total control.
Descendants
  • Japanese: シャワー (shawā)
Translations

Verb

shower (third-person singular simple present showers, present participle showering, simple past and past participle showered)

  1. (followed by with) To spray with (a specified liquid).
  2. To bathe using a shower.
  3. To bestow liberally, to give or distribute in abundance
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      The individual in the army becomes used to holding human life in contempt, in fact the greater the slaughter, the greater is his merit; and the more medals, ribbons, and honors of hero-worship are showered on him, the more he becomes, after a time, indifferent to all sorts of human suffering and loss of human life.
  4. (intransitive) To rain in a shower; to cascade down.
Synonyms
  • (bathe using a shower): have a shower (British), take a shower (especially US)
Translations

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From show +‎ -er.

Alternative forms

  • show-er (nonstandard)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃəʊ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʃoʊ.ɚ/

Noun

shower (plural showers)

  1. One who shows.
    • 2006, Bruce Christianson, ‎Bruno Crispo, ‎James A. Malcolm, Security Protocols: 12th International Workshop (page 18)
      When you show a credential there’s a protocol whereby the showee has assurance that the shower possesses a credential of the particular type without actually seeing the bit string.
    • 2018, Elisabeth Reber, ‎Cornelia Gerhardt, Embodied Activities in Face-to-Face and Mediated Settings (page 153)
      Once the showee looks at the object, the shower removes his or her gaze from the showee and gazes back at the object (see below and Fig. 5.2).
  2. An object or activity that is shown in a contest.
  3. (slang) A man whose penis is close to its full (erect) size when flaccid. [from 1990s]
    Antonym: grower
Translations

Further reading

  • shower on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Shower (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Howser, Whoser, howers, howres, reshow, showre, whores

Swedish

Noun

shower

  1. indefinite plural of show

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