What does deluge mean?
Definitions for deluge
ˈdɛl yudʒ, -yuʒ, -udʒ, -uʒ, dɪˈludʒ, -ˈluʒdel·uge
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flood, inundation, deluge, torrentnoun
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soakernoun
a heavy rain
flood, inundation, deluge, alluvionverb
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
deluge, flood, inundate, swampverb
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
overwhelm, deluge, flood outverb
charge someone with too many tasks
inundate, deluge, submergeverb
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.
Etymology: See deluge.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: deluge, French, from diluvium, Latin.
The apostle doth plainly intimate, that the old world was subject to perish by a deluge, as this is subject to perish by conflagration. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
But if with bays and dams they strive to force
His channel to a new or narrow course,
No longer then within his banks he dwells,
First to a torrent, then a deluge swells. John Denham.
Etymology: from the noun.
The restless flood the land would overflow,
By which the delug’d earth would useless grow. Richard Blackmore.
Still the battering waves rush in
Implacable, ’till delug’d by the foam
The ship sinks, found’ring in the vast abyss. Philips.
At length corruption, like a general flood,
Shall deluge all. Alexander Pope, Epist. iii. l. 137.
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
Etymology: [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
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. diluvium—diluĕre—dis, away, luĕre, to wash.]
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.
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The numerical value of deluge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of deluge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of deluge in a Sentence
I say to our people everywhere, be prepared for a human deluge on all of the borders of Palestine, inside the occupied land and outside the occupied land, i say to the (Israeli occupiers) your time is gone.
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.
It's not just that the risk of infection is high but what's being called a return to the new normal could make new cases increase exponentially... leading to more loss of life, it seems premature that President Lopez Obrador is talking about ruling out a deluge in Mexico, as the epidemic is still growing.
The deluge of U.S. crude production continues to hold the top-side in check.
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
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- наводнявам, потопBulgarian
- diluviCatalan, Valencian
- tulva, vedenpaisumus, hukuttaa, hukkua, tulviaFinnish
- déluge, inonder, avalancheFrench
- tuilScottish Gaelic
- allagare, inondare, sommergere, tempestare, diluvioItalian
- overvloed, stortvloedDutch
- zalew, potopPolish
- затоплять, заваливать, затапливать, наводнять, потопRussian
- översvämma, störtflodSwedish
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