What does drown mean?

Definitions for drown
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelmverb

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

  2. drownverb

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

  3. drownverb

    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    "The child drowned in the lake"

  4. drownverb

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

  5. swim, drownverb

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

Wiktionary

  1. drownverb

    To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  2. drownverb

    To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  3. drownverb

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  4. drownverb

    To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  5. drownverb

    To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass

    The CIA gathers so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the incessant flood of reports, recordings, satellite images etc.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drownverb

    to be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  2. Drownverb

    to overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  3. Drownverb

    to deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  4. Drownverb

    to overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drown

    drown, v.t. to drench or sink in water: to kill by placing under water: to overpower: to extinguish.—v.t. to be suffocated in water. [A.S. druncnian, to drown—druncen, pa.p. of drincan, to drink. See Drench.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'drown' in Verbs Frequency: #901

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drown in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of drown in a Sentence

  1. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    You can use your senses either to drown in the NOW or enacting your past!

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Survival from the world of the living And I see how people in the ocean, someone knows how to swim (survive), and someone uses a friend, relative, loved one or a loved one as a lifeline, that is, he drowns him so as not to drown and breathe air ...

  3. Chief Michael A. Wiegand:

    This is some of the highest water we have ever seen and it will be higher than 2015, we need to all use our common sense. Don't drown turn around, if you see standing water don't drive through it whatsoever.

  4. Cometan:

    I rush to the church to drown out the noise of this world.

  5. Geert Wilders:

    Only if migrants know they will never succeed and never reach Europe will they stop coming, they will not drown, and the criminals who smuggle them in those boats will not get their money any more.

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