What does chute mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parachute, chutenoun

    rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall

  2. chute, slide, slideway, sloping troughverb

    sloping channel through which things can descend

  3. chute, parachute, jumpverb

    jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute


  1. chutenoun

    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.

  2. chutenoun


  3. Etymology: From chute


  1. chute

    A chute is a narrow, steep, usually enclosed passage or tube for conveying things or substances from a higher to a lower level. This could apply to a range of things from waste disposed down a garbage chute to packages in a mail chute, or people sliding down an emergency chute. In nature, a chute can also refer to a steep river rapid or waterfall.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chutenoun

    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

  2. Chutenoun

    see Shoot

  3. Etymology: [F. chute, prop. a fall.]


  1. Chute

    A chute is a vertical or inclined plane, channel, or passage through which objects are moved by means of gravity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chute

    shōōt, n. a waterfall, rapid: a channel down which to pass water, logs, rubbish, &c. [Fr. chute, a fall.]


  1. Chute

    Chute is a cloud platform that helps apps and sites capture, manage, and display media files.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chute

    A fall of water or rapid; the word is much used in North America, wherever the nomenclature of the country retains traces of the early French settlers. (See SHOOT.)

Etymology and Origins

  1. Chute

    The French for “a fall,” applied by the Americans to a declivity of water. The exciting diversion of boating on such a waterfall is styled “Shooting the Chutes.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHUTE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chute is ranked #15871 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chute surname appeared 1,833 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Chute.

    92.4% or 1,695 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 48 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 28 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chute in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of chute in a Sentence

  1. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    Chuck (Schumer) just moo’s and follows (Nancy) Pelosi into the cow chute.

  2. Luis Campana:

    The engine exploded. As we were getting out of the plane down the chute, the smoke was beginning to enter and the engine was in flames.

  3. William Hanrahan:

    What each side is going to do is attempt to prejudice the jury right out of the chute, to strategically plant seeds to subtly set forth their positions, for a seasoned judge, it’s going to be a challenge here because some lawyers are really good and able to slowly introduce their case in the form of questions to the potential jurors.

  4. Adam Scott:

    The energy walking up the chute to No. 10 is some of the most you'll feel, if you're in the hunt, you know what you're walking into. And they'll remind you if you try to block it out. But that's the beauty of the place. It's really maybe the greatest stadium there is in golf.

  5. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    It was a tandem dive. We pulled the first chute. That was knotted up… He pulled the second, and that was knotted up too. He just kept shaking it and shaking it in midair, as all my friends were, you know, what felt like half a mile above me, and I’m plummeting toward earth. [Laughs.] And he finally unravels it in midair.

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. abrupt
    • B. alternate
    • C. transparent
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