, a waterfall in Iceland
From Middle English waterfal, waterfalle, from Old English wæterġefeall (“waterfall”), equivalent to water + fall. Cognate with West Frisian wetterfal (“waterfall”), Dutch waterval (“waterfall”), German Wasserfall (“waterfall”), Swedish vattenfall (“waterfall”).
waterfall (plural waterfalls)
- A flow of water over the edge of a cliff.
- (figuratively) A waterfall-like outpouring of liquid, smoke, etc.
- A waterfall of mist from the open freezer.
- (technical, computing, slang) Waterfall model
- A very long duration project [...] had taken a whole group of people through a painful waterfall development process.
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flow of water over the edge of a cliff
- Khmer: ទឹកធ្លាក់ (km) (tɨk tleak)
- Korean: 폭포 (ko) (pokpo)
- Luxembourgish: Waasserfall (lb) m
- Macedonian: водопад (mk) (vódopad) m
- Malagasy: riana (mg), rian-drano (mg)
- Malay: air terjun (ms), air memancur (ms)
- Maori: tāheke (mi)
- Mapudungun: trayken
- Navajo: hadahiilį́
- Norwegian: foss (no) m
- Old Norse: fors
- Persian: آبشار (fa) (âbšâr')
- Polish: wodospad (pl) m
- Portuguese: cachoeira f, queda-d'água f, cascata (pt) f
- Romanian: cascadă (ro) f
- Russian: водопад (ru) (vodopád) m
- Scottish Gaelic: linne (gd) f, eas (gd) m
- Serbo-Croatian: vȍdopād (sh) m, slȃp (sh) m, bȗk (sh) m
- Slovak: vodopád (sk) m
- Spanish: catarata (es) f, cascada (es) f, caída de agua (es) f
- Swedish: vattenfall (sv) n
- Tamil: நீர்வீழ்ச்சி (ta) (nirvilci)
- Telugu: జలపాతము (te) (jalapatamu)
- Turkish: şelale (tr)
- Vietnamese: thác nước (vi), thác (vi)
- Welsh: rhaeadr, pistyll, sgwd
- Zulu: impophoma (zu)
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waterfall (third-person singular simple present waterfalls, present participle waterfalling, simple past and past participle waterfalled)
- (intransitive) To fall like a waterfall.
- 1994, Nora Roberts, Private Scandals, page 54:
- Rain ran off the bill of his fielder's cap and waterfalled in front of his face.
- 1999, Jane Yolen; Bruce Coville, Armageddon Summer, page 79:
- Zondra, whose dirty-blond hair waterfalled above her head from a colorful tie, gave a snorting, horsey kind of laugh.
- 2008, John Gardner, No Human Enemy, page 156:
- they turned into the drive of The Manor with its red-brick front and the wonderful cloak of Virginia creeper waterfalling down between the windows.
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