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Meaning of PARACHUTE

Pronunciation:  'paru`shoot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
  2. [v]  drop from an airplane and descend with a parachute

PARACHUTE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: chute, sky dive
 See Also: bound, canopy, come down, descend, dive, drogue, drogue chute, drogue parachute, fall, glide, go down, harness, jump, leap, parasail, plunge, plunk, rescue equipment, ripcord, shroud, spring, static line



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"a*chute\, n. [F., fr. paper to ward off, guard +
chute a fall. See {Parry}, and {Chute}, {Chance}.]
1. A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by
   means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or
   any eminence.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A web or fold of skin which extends between the
   legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo,
   and phalangister.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a parachute means that you have protection and security during a time in which many risks and turmoil surround you. Alternatively, it may also imply that it is time to bail out of a situation or abandon an old idea/habit. Dreaming that you have difficulties with a parachute indicates that you will be let down by someone you relied on and trusted.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bail out, breeches buoy, brolly, buoy, cascade, cataract, chute, collapse, come down, cork jacket, crash, descend, dip down, dive, down, drogue chute, drop, drop down, drop off, ejection capsule, ejection seat, ejector seat, fall, fall down, fall off, go down, go downhill, gravitate, harness, jump, life belt, life buoy, life jacket, life net, life preserver, life raft, life ring, life vest, lifeboat, lifeline, lose altitude, Mae West, nose-dive, pack, parachute jump, pitch, plop, plummet, plump, plunge, plunk, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, pour down, precipitate, rain, rubber dinghy, safety belt, shroud lines, skin-dive, sky dive, sky-dive, sound, stoop, swoop, swoop down, take a header, trend downward, umbrella, vent, water wings