Meaning of PARACHUTE in English
I. par ‧ a ‧ chute 1 /ˈpærəʃuːt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Language: French ; Origin: para- (as in parasol) + chute 'fall' ]
a piece of equipment fastened to the back of people who jump out of planes, which makes them fall slowly and safely to the ground:
a parachute jump
II. parachute 2 BrE AmE verb
1 . [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to jump from a plane using a parachute
They parachuted into Vietnam in 1968.
2 . [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to drop something from a plane with a parachute
parachute something to/into something
Supplies have been parachuted into the area.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012