What does avalanche mean?

Definitions for avalanche
ˈæv əˌlæntʃ, -ˌlɑntʃavalanche

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avalanche(noun)

    a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain

  2. avalanche(verb)

    a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things

    "the program brought an avalanche of mail"

  3. avalanche, roll down(verb)

    gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow

Wiktionary

  1. avalanche(Noun)

    A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice.

    Etymology: Swiss French, from (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval ‘downhill’ and standard lavençhe, from labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of labina ‘landslide’ (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi ‘to slip, slide’.

  2. avalanche(Noun)

    A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice.

    Etymology: Swiss French, from (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval ‘downhill’ and standard lavençhe, from labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of labina ‘landslide’ (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi ‘to slip, slide’.

  3. avalanche(Noun)

    A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything.

    Etymology: Swiss French, from (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval ‘downhill’ and standard lavençhe, from labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of labina ‘landslide’ (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi ‘to slip, slide’.

  4. avalanche(Noun)

    Anything like an avalanche in suddenness and overwhelming quantity (like a barrage, blitz, etc).

    Etymology: Swiss French, from (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval ‘downhill’ and standard lavençhe, from labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of labina ‘landslide’ (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi ‘to slip, slide’.

  5. avalanche(Verb)

    To descend like an avalanche.

    Etymology: Swiss French, from (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval ‘downhill’ and standard lavençhe, from labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of labina ‘landslide’ (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi ‘to slip, slide’.

  6. avalanche(Verb)

    To come down upon; to overwhelm.

    The shelf broke and the boxes avalanched the workers.

    Etymology: Swiss French, from (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval ‘downhill’ and standard lavençhe, from labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of labina ‘landslide’ (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi ‘to slip, slide’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avalanche(noun)

    a large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice

    Etymology: [F. avalanche, fr. avaler to descend, to let down, from aval down, downward; (L. ad) + val, L. vallis, valley. See Valley.]

  2. Avalanche(noun)

    a fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice

    Etymology: [F. avalanche, fr. avaler to descend, to let down, from aval down, downward; (L. ad) + val, L. vallis, valley. See Valley.]

  3. Avalanche(noun)

    a sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything

    Etymology: [F. avalanche, fr. avaler to descend, to let down, from aval down, downward; (L. ad) + val, L. vallis, valley. See Valley.]

Freebase

  1. Avalanche

    Avalanche is a Marvel Comics supervillain and an enemy of the X-Men. A Cretan mutant, Avalanche possesses the ability to generate seismic waves from his hands that are strong enough to create earthquakes of varying sizes and to disintegrate any substance other than living tissue. He has been a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants and Freedom Force. The animated series X-Men: Evolution portrays him as Lance Alvers, a misguided mutant teenager and one time romantic love interest of the X-Men's Shadowcat.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avalanche

    av′al-ansh, n. a mass of snow and ice sliding down from a mountain: a snow-slip.—v.i. Avāle′ (Spens.), to descend.—v.t. (Spens.) to cause to descend. [Fr. avaler, to slip down—L. ad, to, vall-em, the valley.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avalanche in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avalanche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of avalanche in a Sentence

  1. Mike Moniz:

    After the avalanche, I kinda took a step back and (realized) 'Wow, we are simply just guests in these mountains,' you really have no control.

  2. Eli Francovich:

    Jess Roskelley was going to check in Tuesday and didn't, and John Roskelley called Parks Canada. They sent out a helicopter. They saw an avalanche debris field and one partially buried body.

  3. Green Book:

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  4. Mary Spio:

    I think we are going to see a slow build up of content and then we will start to see an avalanche of content maybe a few months after the Oculus( Rift) hits, i think that 2016 really is going to be when we see that inflection, the true transition for virtual reality.

  5. Director Gavin O'Connor:

    There was one particular take where it was an avalanche. It was really powerful, it actually did not end up in the movie because I think it may have been too much for an audience to have to experience with him.

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