What does surge mean?

Definitions for surge
sɜrdʒsurge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rush, spate, surge, upsurge(noun)

    a sudden forceful flow

  2. surge, upsurge(noun)

    a sudden or abrupt strong increase

    "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"

  3. billow, surge(verb)

    a large sea wave

  4. billow, surge, heave(verb)

    rise and move, as in waves or billows

    "The army surged forward"

  5. soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom(verb)

    rise rapidly

    "the dollar soared against the yen"

  6. tide, surge(verb)

    rise or move forward

    "surging waves"

  7. scend, surge(verb)

    rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

    "the boats surged"

  8. surge(verb)

    see one's performance improve

    "He levelled the score and then surged ahead"

Wiktionary

  1. surge(Noun)

    A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient.

    Etymology: From surgen, from possibly from sourgir, from surgir, from Old Catalan surgir, from surgere, contr. of surrigere, subrigere, from sub + regere; see regent.

  2. surge(Noun)

    The maximum amplitude of a vehicles' forward/backward oscillation

    He felt a surge of excitement.

    Etymology: From surgen, from possibly from sourgir, from surgir, from Old Catalan surgir, from surgere, contr. of surrigere, subrigere, from sub + regere; see regent.

  3. surge(Noun)

    A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.

    A power surge at that generator created a blackout across the whole district.

    Etymology: From surgen, from possibly from sourgir, from surgir, from Old Catalan surgir, from surgere, contr. of surrigere, subrigere, from sub + regere; see regent.

  4. surge(Noun)

    The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).

    Etymology: From surgen, from possibly from sourgir, from surgir, from Old Catalan surgir, from surgere, contr. of surrigere, subrigere, from sub + regere; see regent.

  5. surge(Verb)

    To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.

    Toaster sales surged last year.

    Etymology: From surgen, from possibly from sourgir, from surgir, from Old Catalan surgir, from surgere, contr. of surrigere, subrigere, from sub + regere; see regent.

  6. surge(Verb)

    To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.

    A ship surges forwards, sways sideways and heaves up.

    Etymology: From surgen, from possibly from sourgir, from surgir, from Old Catalan surgir, from surgere, contr. of surrigere, subrigere, from sub + regere; see regent.

  7. surge(Verb)

    To slack off a line.

    Etymology: From surgen, from possibly from sourgir, from surgir, from Old Catalan surgir, from surgere, contr. of surrigere, subrigere, from sub + regere; see regent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surge(noun)

    a spring; a fountain

    Etymology: [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon, fountain. See Regent, and cf. Insurrection, Sortie, Source.]

  2. Surge(noun)

    a large wave or billow; a great, rolling swell of water, produced generally by a high wind

    Etymology: [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon, fountain. See Regent, and cf. Insurrection, Sortie, Source.]

  3. Surge(noun)

    the motion of, or produced by, a great wave

    Etymology: [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon, fountain. See Regent, and cf. Insurrection, Sortie, Source.]

  4. Surge(noun)

    the tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips

    Etymology: [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon, fountain. See Regent, and cf. Insurrection, Sortie, Source.]

  5. Surge(verb)

    to swell; to rise hifg and roll

    Etymology: [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon, fountain. See Regent, and cf. Insurrection, Sortie, Source.]

  6. Surge(verb)

    to slip along a windlass

    Etymology: [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon, fountain. See Regent, and cf. Insurrection, Sortie, Source.]

  7. Surge(noun)

    to let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about (a capstan)

    Etymology: [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon, fountain. See Regent, and cf. Insurrection, Sortie, Source.]

Freebase

  1. Surge

    Surge was a variation of a Norwegian citrus soft drink called Urge. Surge, like Urge, was produced by the Coca-Cola Company to compete with Pepsi's Mountain Dew. Surge had a more "hardcore" edge much like Mountain Dew's advertising at this time, in an attempt to further take customers away from Pepsi.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surge

    surj, n. the rising or swelling of a large wave.—v.i. to rise high: to swell.—adj. Sur′gy, full of surges or waves: billowy. [L. surgĕre, to rise.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. surge

    A large swelling wave. Also, the tapered part of the whelps between the chocks of the capstan, upon which the messenger is readily surged.--To surge, is to slacken up suddenly a portion of a rope where it renders round a pin, windlass, or capstan; as, "Surge the messenger." A ship is said to surge on a reef when she rises and falls with the heave of the sea, so as to strike heavily.

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  1. urges

  2. grues

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surge in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of surge in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Selee:

    You don't want a surge to happen before you're ready to handle it, they're going to have to rely on one of the policies they hate the most and that they disagree with philosophically, so that they can get to a long term fix.

  2. Francois Savary:

    U.S. jobless claims are expected to surge again, and in this environment we cannot talk about a recovery in equities in the short term. The best you can hope for is stabilisation in the current environment.

  3. Katie Ray-Jones:

    People with abusive partners don't reach out for help until the holidays are over, we think there's going to be a huge surge, potentially, once quarantines are lifted and people are returning to work.

  4. Arlan Suderman:

    That's going to be the headline grabber: the big surge in corn acres, farmers prefer to plant corn. That's their desired crop. They see the most opportunity there for being able to capture something down the road if we have a weather scare.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    We dont expect to see the full brunt of it between two and three weeks following Thanksgiving, so I think we have not yet seen the post-Thanksgiving peak, thats the concerning thing because the numbers in and of themselves are alarming, and then you realize that it is likely well see more of a surge as we get two to three weeks past the Thanksgiving holiday.

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