(Ca*dene") n. [Cf. F. cadène.] A species of inferior carpet imported from the Levant. McElrath.
(Ca"dent) a. [L. cadens, -entis, p. pr. of cadere to fall.] Falling. [R.] "Cadent tears." Shak.
(Ca*den"za) n. [It.] (Mus.) A parenthetic flourish or flight of ornament in the course of a piece,
commonly just before the final cadence.
(Ca"der) n. See Cadre.
(Ca*det") n. [F. cadet a younger or the youngest son or brother, dim. fr. L. caput head; i. e., a
smaller head of the family, after the first or eldest. See Chief, and cf. Cad.]
1. The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.
The cadet of an ancient and noble family.
2. (Mil.) (a) A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring
military skill and obtaining a commission. (b) A young man in training for military or naval service; esp.
a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.
All the undergraduates at Annapolis are Naval cadets. The distinction between Cadet midshipmen and
Cadet engineers was abolished by Act of Congress in 1882.
(Ca*det"ship) n. The position, rank, or commission of a cadet; as, to get a cadetship.
(Ca*dew" Cade"worm`) n. A caddice. See Caddice.
(Cadge) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Cadged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cadging.] [Cf. Scot. cache, caich,
cadge, to toss, drive, OE. cachen to drive, catch, caggen to bind, or perh. E. cage. Cf. Cadger.]
1. To carry, as a burden. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell.
2. To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc. [Prov.]
3. To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg. [Prov. or Slang, Eng.] Wright.
(Cadge), n. [Cf. 2d Cadger.] (Hawking) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for
(Cadg"er) n. [From Cadge, v. t., cf. Codger.]