chute (plural chutes)
- A framework, trough, or tube, upon or through which objects are made to slide from a higher to a lower level, or through which water passes to a wheel.
- A parachute.
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- To parachute.
- “chute” at OneLook Dictionary Search
From a refashioning of Old French cheüe, chue (from Vulgar Latin *caduta) based on cheoite (corresponding to an analogous Vulgar Latin form *cadecta), feminine past participle of cheoir, the older form of choir. Compare chu, past participle of choir.
chute f (plural chutes)
Sa chute lui a été fatale.
- His fall was fatal.
- fall, drop (e.g. in price)
Nous ne sommes plus très loin des chutes du Niagara.
- We're not far from Niagara Falls.
- conclusion (of a joke or a story, i.e. the last words that bring the comic effect or the conclusion)
Attendez la chute (de cette blague)
- Wait for the conclusion (of the joke)
- final part of an ensemble or a shape
La chute des rein
- the bottom of the backside (in the human body)
- (waterfall): cascade
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “chute” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).