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

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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

Wiktionary

  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

  5. 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

  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.


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