What does surge mean?

Definitions for surge
sɜrdʒsurge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rush, spate, surge, upsurgenoun

    a sudden forceful flow

  2. surge, upsurgenoun

    a sudden or abrupt strong increase

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

  3. billow, surgeverb

    a large sea wave

  4. billow, surge, heaveverb

    rise and move, as in waves or billows

    "The army surged forward"

  5. soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoomverb

    rise rapidly

    "the dollar soared against the yen"

  6. tide, surgeverb

    rise or move forward

    "surging waves"

  7. scend, surgeverb

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

    "the boats surged"

  8. surgeverb

    see one's performance improve

    "He levelled the score and then surged ahead"

Wiktionary

  1. surgenoun

    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. surgenoun

    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. surgenoun

    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. surgenoun

    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. surgeverb

    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. surgeverb

    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. surgeverb

    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. Surgenoun

    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. Surgenoun

    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. Surgenoun

    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. Surgenoun

    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. Surgeverb

    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. Surgeverb

    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. Surgenoun

    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. 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. Matt Winans:

    Adam Burbach wanted to know exactly what we did bring it back, both [ Tab and Surge ] are retro, both have cemented themselves as pop culture icons, both have that intrinsic cult following.

  2. Kate Marshall:

    There is enough stock to cover the likely impact of the storm. Water search and rescue teams are on standby, especially in coastal areas where the storm surge could reach 4 meters and in metro Manila which is expected to be hit tomorrow.

  3. Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura:

    We're just barely holding it together, if we loosen our grip even a little, it wouldn't be surprising to see a sudden surge.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Where was Secretary of State Clinton in all of this? Like the president himself, she had opposed the surge, then joined in claiming credit for its success, then stood by as that hard-won victory by American and allied forces was thrown away.

  5. Cam Patterson:

    The vaccine, as well as continued practicing of social distancing and masking when that is necessary, are our pathways out of a third surge of Covid-19.

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