What does deluge mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deluge.

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

  5. Origin: [F. dluge, L. diluvium, fr. diluere wash away; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash. See Lave, and cf. Diluvium.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deluge

    del′ūj, n. a great overflow of water: a flood: esp. that in the days of Noah.—v.t. to inundate: to overwhelm as with water. [Fr.,—L. diluviumdiluĕredis, away, luĕre, to wash.]

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deluge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deluge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Horace Mann:

    Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

  2. Beti Assomo:

    Many families, mostly children and mothers who found refuge on rooftops, were rescued from the deluge by the army's firefighting brigade.

  3. The NHTSA:

    As you are well aware, NHTSA has repeatedly engaged Takata and asked for the company's explanation of the content of the deluge of documents that it has produced thus far.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If most people could ever understand a person who is truly good, then history would not have witnessed a deluge of cases of a right being insanely treated bad by masses in all generations.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    Since that deluge of newspaper articles I have been so flooded with questions, invitations, suggestions, that I keep dreaming I am roasting in Hell, and the mailman is the devil eternally yelling at me, showering me with more bundles of letters at my head because I have not answered the old ones.

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