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1. parachute

noun. ['ˈpɛrəˌʃuːt'] rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall.

Synonyms

  • ripcord
  • harness
  • drogue
  • canopy
  • drogue parachute
  • parasail
  • shroud
  • static line
  • drogue chute
  • rescue equipment

Antonyms

  • float
  • refrain
  • stand still
  • attend to

Etymology

  • parachute (French)
  • chute (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Parachute

  • crapshoot
  • offshoot
  • overshoot

Example sentences of the word parachute


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cut the man off your parachute toy and tie the strings to the top of your egg container.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some specialized forest firefighters even parachute into inaccessible areas to fight fires at ground level.

Quotes containing the word parachute


1. Love is like jumping out of an airplane with no parachute. But there’s no need to be frightened, because that plane is still on the ground.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

2. I need to take loving to the extreme, as if it were a sport requiring a helmet and parachute. I wonder if @redbull would sponsor me.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it.
- C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

2. parachute

verb. ['ˈpɛrəˌʃuːt'] jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute.

Synonyms

  • glide
  • descend
  • jump
  • skydive
  • go down
  • plunge
  • come down
  • fall
  • sky dive
  • plunk
  • dive

Antonyms

  • rise
  • wane
  • decrease
  • stop

Etymology

  • parachute (French)
  • chute (French)
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