Definitions for delugeˈdɛl yudʒ, -yuʒ, -udʒ, -uʒ, dɪˈludʒ, -ˈluʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

del•ugeˈdɛl yudʒ, -yuʒ, -udʒ, -uʒ, dɪˈludʒ, -ˈluʒ(n.; v.)-uged, -ug•ing.

  1. (n.)a great flood of water; inundation; flood.

  2. a drenching rain; downpour.

  3. anything that overwhelms like a flood:

    a deluge of mail.

  4. the Deluge,

    Category: Bible

    Ref: flood (def. 3). 3

  5. (v.t.)to flood; inundate.

  6. to overrun; overwhelm.

Origin of deluge:

1325–75; ME < OF < L dīluvium flood =dīluv-, base of dīluere to wash away (see dilute ) +-ium -ium1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flood, inundation, deluge, torrent(noun)

    an overwhelming number or amount

    "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"

  2. downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker(noun)

    a heavy rain

  3. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion(verb)

    the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

    "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

  4. 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"

  5. overwhelm, deluge, flood out(verb)

    charge someone with too many tasks

  6. inundate, deluge, submerge(verb)

    fill or cover completely, usually with water


  1. deluge(Noun)

    A great flood or rain.

    The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.

  2. deluge(Noun)

    An overwhelming amount of something.

    The rock concert was a deluge of sound.

  3. deluge(Verb)

    To flood with water.

  4. deluge(Verb)

    To overwhelm.

    After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.

  5. Deluge(ProperNoun)

    The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.

  6. Origin: See deluge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deluge(noun)

    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.)

  2. Deluge(noun)

    fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction

  3. Deluge(verb)

    to overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm

  4. Deluge(verb)

    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

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Deluge

    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.

Translations for deluge

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a great quantity of water

Few people survived the deluge.

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