What does drown mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term drown:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

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

  2. drown(verb)

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

  3. drown(verb)

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

    "The child drowned in the lake"

  4. drown(verb)

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

  5. swim, drown(verb)

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

Wiktionary

  1. drown(Verb)

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

  2. drown(Verb)

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

  3. drown(Verb)

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

  4. drown(Verb)

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

  5. drown(Verb)

    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.

  6. Origin: Origin uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drown(verb)

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

  2. Drown(verb)

    to overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate

  3. Drown(verb)

    to deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid

  4. Drown(verb)

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

  5. Origin: [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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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce drown?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say drown in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Piet Chielens:

    You drown in your own lungs.

  2. Anthony Cantrelle:

    They ain't just gonna sit there and drown.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Love's whispers drown out sorrow's echoes.

  4. Edmund Burke:

    By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

  5. Cometan:

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

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