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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"


  1. surge(Noun)

    A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient.

  2. surge(Noun)

    The maximum amplitude of a vehicles' forward/backward oscillation

    He felt a surge of excitement.

  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.

  4. surge(Noun)

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

  5. surge(Verb)

    To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.

    Toaster sales surged last year.

  6. surge(Verb)

    To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.

    A ship surges forwards, sways sideways and heaves up.

  7. surge(Verb)

    To slack off a line.

  8. Origin: 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

  2. Surge(noun)

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

  3. Surge(noun)

    the motion of, or produced by, a great wave

  4. Surge(noun)

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

  5. Surge(verb)

    to swell; to rise hifg and roll

  6. Surge(verb)

    to slip along a windlass

  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)

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


  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.

Anagrams for surge »

  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. John McCain:

    The surge worked, we had it under control.

  2. Calaneet Balas:

    There is quite a surge of hope in the community.

  3. Cherie Mercado:

    We will also review the fare scheme, the surge pricing.

  4. Jeanette Norton:

    The traffic wasn't too bad, and there was no surge pricing.

  5. Qi Yifeng:

    Next year, there will definitely be a surge in share supply.

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