Etymology
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waterfall (n.)

Old English wætergefeall; see water (n.1) + fall (n.). The modern English word is perhaps a re-formation from c. 1500. Similar formation in German wasserfall, Old Norse vatnfall.

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Definitions of waterfall

waterfall (n.)
a steep descent of the water of a river;
Synonyms: falls
From wordnet.princeton.edu