Definition of waterfall
1a : a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a streamb : an artificial waterfall (as in a hotel lobby or a nightclub)
2 : something resembling a waterfall
Examples of waterfall in a Sentence
I used to like to throw sticks in the stream and watch them go over the waterfall.
Recent Examples of waterfall from the Web
Located on a quiet golf course lot, the stucco Mediterranean home offers about 4,956 square feet that includes five bedrooms, five baths, three spacious living areas, a multi-level media room, and custom pool with waterfall.
The one-sentence venture into the Twittersphere -- by a CEO whose Wall Street firm has the most former employees in the administration -- was but a drop in the waterfall of discord on Trump’s decision Thursday.
Updates include sleek, whitewashed exteriors, a soaring open-air lobby with a 40-foot waterfall and 235 colorful, ultra-luxe guest rooms, many of which boast hydro-massage tubs and outdoor terraces.
Ed Koch, by contrast, cared nothing about sports, and his opening-day journeys to stadiums were good for a waterfall of boos.
The ravine includes a stunning waterfall with mill ruins and foundations acting as reminders of a time when the hamlet was an industrial hub.
The 4,000 square-foot main house's expansive grounds include a Zen garden sanctuary with Koi pond, waterfall and meandering watercourse.
After all, the Los Angeles native is generally seen posing on beautiful beaches or under waterfalls.
Downslope is an outcropping of boulders, with streams tumbling over rocks and waterfalls, ending in the pond.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of waterfall
before 12th century
WATERFALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waterfall for English Language Learners
: an area in a stream or river where running water falls down from a high place (such as over the side of a cliff)
WATERFALL Defined for Kids
Definition of waterfall for Students
: a fall of water from a height
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