Definitions for Avalancheˈæv əˌlæntʃ, -ˌlɑntʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avalanche(noun)

    a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain

  2. avalanche(verb)

    a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things

    "the program brought an avalanche of mail"

  3. avalanche, roll down(verb)

    gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow

Wiktionary

  1. avalanche(Noun)

    A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice.

  2. avalanche(Noun)

    A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice.

  3. avalanche(Noun)

    A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything.

  4. avalanche(Noun)

    Anything like an avalanche in suddenness and overwhelming quantity (like a barrage, blitz, etc).

  5. avalanche(Verb)

    To descend like an avalanche.

  6. avalanche(Verb)

    To come down upon; to overwhelm.

    The shelf broke and the boxes avalanched the workers.

  7. Origin: Swiss French, from (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval ‘downhill’ and standard lavençhe, from labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of labina ‘landslide’ (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi ‘to slip, slide’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avalanche(noun)

    a large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice

  2. Avalanche(noun)

    a fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice

  3. Avalanche(noun)

    a sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything

Freebase

  1. Avalanche

    Avalanche is a Marvel Comics supervillain and an enemy of the X-Men. A Cretan mutant, Avalanche possesses the ability to generate seismic waves from his hands that are strong enough to create earthquakes of varying sizes and to disintegrate any substance other than living tissue. He has been a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants and Freedom Force. The animated series X-Men: Evolution portrays him as Lance Alvers, a misguided mutant teenager and one time romantic love interest of the X-Men's Shadowcat.


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