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Definitions for WHELM
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeverb

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Wiktionary

  1. whelmverb

    To cover with water; to submerge

  2. whelmverb

    To overcome with emotion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whelmverb

    to cover with water or other fluid; to cover by immersion in something that envelops on all sides; to overwhelm; to ingulf

    Etymology: [OE. whelmen to turn over, akin to OE. whelven, AS. whelfan, hwylfan, in whylfan, whelfan, to overwhelm, cover over; akin to OS. bihwelbian, D. welven to arch, G. wlben, OHG. welben, Icel. hvelfa to overturn; cf. Gr. bosom, a hollow, a gulf.]

  2. Whelmverb

    fig.: To cover completely, as if with water; to immerse; to overcome; as, to whelm one in sorrows

    Etymology: [OE. whelmen to turn over, akin to OE. whelven, AS. whelfan, hwylfan, in whylfan, whelfan, to overwhelm, cover over; akin to OS. bihwelbian, D. welven to arch, G. wlben, OHG. welben, Icel. hvelfa to overturn; cf. Gr. bosom, a hollow, a gulf.]

  3. Whelmverb

    to throw (something) over a thing so as to cover it

    Etymology: [OE. whelmen to turn over, akin to OE. whelven, AS. whelfan, hwylfan, in whylfan, whelfan, to overwhelm, cover over; akin to OS. bihwelbian, D. welven to arch, G. wlben, OHG. welben, Icel. hvelfa to overturn; cf. Gr. bosom, a hollow, a gulf.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whelm

    hwelm, v.t. to cover completely: to plunge deep: to overburden: to ruin, destroy.—v.i. to pass over in such a way as to submerge. [M. E. whelmen, whelven, to overturn (Ice. hválfa, Ger. wölben); allied to A.S. hwealf, arched; cf. Gr. kolpos, a gulf.]

Editors Contribution

  1. whelm

    圧倒する in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 26, 2019  
  2. Whelm

    To engulf, as though through being capsized by a wave; overburden, weaken or defeat; confuse or disorient

    Submitted by thesignaturesnice on April 21, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WHELM in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WHELM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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