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.
(n.)a great flood of water; inundation; flood.
a drenching rain; downpour.
anything that overwhelms like a flood:
a deluge of mail.
Ref: flood (def. 3). 3
(v.t.)to flood; inundate.
to overrun; overwhelm.
Origin of deluge:
1325–75; ME < OF < L dīluvium flood =dīluv-, base of dīluere to wash away (see dilute ) +-ium -ium1
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
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.
In geomorphology, an outburst flood, which is a type of megaflood, is a high-magnitude, low-frequency catastrophic flood involving the sudden release of water. During the last deglaciation, numerous glacial lake outburst floods were caused by the collapse of either ice sheets or glaciers that formed the dams of proglacial lakes. Examples of older outburst floods are known from the geological past of the Earth and inferred from geomorphological evidence on Mars. Landslides, lahars, and volcanic dams can also block rivers and create lakes, which trigger such floods when the rock or earthen barrier collapses or is eroded. Lakes also form behind glacial moraines, which can collapse and create outburst floods.
Translations for deluge
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a great quantity of water
Few people survived the deluge.
- oorstroming, wolkbreuk, stortvloedAfrikaans
- سَيْل، فَيَضانArabic
- dilúvioPortuguese (BR)
- die FlutGerman
- diluvio, inundaciónSpanish
- سیل بزرگFarsi
- מַבּוּל, שִׁיטָפוֹןHebrew
- बाढ़, जलभरावHindi
- poplava, potopCroatian
- özönvíz, áradatHungarian
- air bahIndonesian
- plūdi; lietusgāzeLatvian
- wolkbreuk, watervloedDutch
- flom, syndflodNorwegian
- سیل بزرگPersian
- پر مځكه دلرى سېل را تلنه، داوبو سېل، تراو بو لاندې كېدنهPashto
- inundaţie, potopRomanian
- povodeň, potopaSlovak
- översvämning, syndaflod, skyfallSwedish
- 洪水Chinese (Trad.)
- потоп; повіньUkrainian
- طوفان عظیمUrdu
- đại hồng thủyVietnamese
- 洪水Chinese (Simp.)
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