Definitions for delugeˈdɛl yudʒ, -yuʒ, -udʒ, -uʒ, dɪˈludʒ, -ˈluʒ
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flood, inundation, deluge, torrent(noun)
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker(noun)
a heavy rain
flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion(verb)
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
deluge, flood, inundate, swamp(verb)
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
overwhelm, deluge, flood out(verb)
charge someone with too many tasks
inundate, deluge, submerge(verb)
fill or cover completely, usually with water
A great flood or rain.
The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.
An overwhelming amount of something.
The rock concert was a deluge of sound.
To flood with water.
After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.
The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.
Origin: See deluge.
a washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.)
fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction
to overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm
to overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe
Origin: [F. dluge, L. diluvium, fr. diluere wash away; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash. See Lave, and cf. Diluvium.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to the tradition, common to several races, of a flood of such universality as to sweep the land, if not the earth, of all its inhabitants, except the pair by whom the land of the earth was repeopled.
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- потоп, наводнявамBulgarian
- diluviCatalan, Valencian
- tulvia, hukkua, tulva, vedenpaisumus, hukuttaaFinnish
- déluge, inonder, avalancheFrench
- tuilScottish Gaelic
- diluvio, inondare, allagare, sommergere, tempestareItalian
- stortvloed, overvloedDutch
- potop, zalewPolish
- затоплять, потоп, наводнять, затапливать, заваливатьRussian
- översvämma, störtflodSwedish
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