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deluge Explained

deluge at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deluge at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C ] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin diluvium 'flood']//
1 [usually singular] a large amount of something such as letters or questions that someone gets at the same time: flood// deluge of// --Viewers sent a deluge of complaints about the show.//
2 formal a large flood, or period when there is a lot of rain: flood//
deluge 2 v [T]
1 [usually passive] to send a very large number of letters, questions etc to someone all at the same time: flood// be deluged with sth// --He was deluged with phone calls from friends and colleagues, congratulating him.//
2 formal to cover something with a lot of water: flood//

déluge at French => English Of Explained:


DELUGE at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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deluge at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

182 Moby Thesaurus words for "deluge":
Niagara, abound, affusion, alluvion, alluvium, army, aspergation,
aspersion, avalanche, baptism, baptize, bath, bathing,
be prodigal with, bedewing, brash, burst of rain, bury, cascade,
cataclysm, cataract, cloudburst, cluster, cohue, crowd, crush,
dampening, damping, dewing, dip, douse, downfall, downflow,
downpour, drench, drencher, drown, drowning, duck, dunk,
embarras de richesses, engulf, engulfment, enough, extravagance,
extravagancy, float, flock, flood, flood the market, flooding,
flow on, flush, flux, fresh, freshet, galaxy, gush, gushing rain,
heap, heavy rain, horde, hosing, hosing down, host, humidification,
immerge, immerse, immersion, inundate, inundation, irrigation, jam,
landslide, laving, lavishness, legion, mass, merge, mob,
moistening, money to burn, more than enough, multitude,
overabundance, overaccumulation, overbounteousness, overbrim,
overcome, overcopiousness, overdose, overequip, overflow,
overflowing, overfurnish, overlavish, overlavishness,
overluxuriance, overmeasure, overmuchness, overnumerousness,
overplentifulness, overplenty, overpopulation, overprofusion,
overprovender, overprovide, overprovision, overrun, overrunning,
oversell, overstock, oversufficiency, oversupply, overwhelm,
panoply, plash, plenty, plethora, plunge in water, pour, pour on,
pour out, pour over, press, prodigality, rabble, rain, rainburst,
rainspout, rainstorm, redundancy, rinsing, river, rout, ruck,
run over, scud, sink, slop, slosh, sluice, soak, soaker,
soaking rain, sop, souse, sparging, spate, spattering, spill,
spill out, spill over, spillage, splashing, splattering, spout,
spraying, sprinkling, stream, submerge, submerse, submersion,
superabundance, superflux, swamp, swashing, sweep, teem,
the Deluge, the Flood, throng, torrent, torrent of rain, washout,
waterflood, watering, waterspout, wet, wetting, whelm, whelming

deluge at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Assemblage): {Group}: crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, bunch, drive, force, roundup , array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, combatants, host, multitude, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, party, volley, storm, cloud, group, cluster, clump.

deluge at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun [usually sing.]
1 a sudden very heavy fall of rain; a flood:
When the snow melts, the mountain stream becomes a deluge.
2 a large number of things that happen or arrive at the same time:
a deluge of calls / complaints / letters
verb [VN]
1 ~ sb/sth (with sth) [usually passive] to send or give sb/sth a large number of things at the same time
We have been deluged with applications for the job. * He was deluged with phone calls from friends and colleagues. * Applicants deluged the office with calls.
2 [often passive] (formal) to flood a place with water:
The campsite was deluged by a flash flood.

Deluge at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deluge \Del"uge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deluged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.

The deluged earth would useless grow. --Blackmore.

2. To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread;
to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern
nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the
land is deluged with woe.

At length corruption, like a general flood . . .
Shall deluge all. --Pope.

Deluge \Del"uge\, n. [F. d['e]luge, L. diluvium, fr. diluere
wash away; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash. See
{Lave}, and cf. {Diluvium}.]
1. A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an
inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great
flood in the days of Noah (--Gen. vii.).

2. Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great
destruction. ``The deluge of summer.'' --Lowell.

A fiery deluge fed With ever-burning sulphur
unconsumed. --Milton.

As I grub up some quaint old fragment of a [London]
street, or a house, or a shop, or tomb or burial
ground, which has still survived in the deluge. --F.

After me the deluge. (Apr['e]s moi le d['e]luge.)
--Madame de

deluge at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a
torrent of abuse" [syn: {flood}, {inundation}, {torrent}]
2: a heavy rain [syn: {downpour}, {cloudburst}, {waterspout}, {torrent},
{pelter}, {soaker}]
3: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto
normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual
inundations" [syn: {flood}, {inundation}, {alluvion}]
v 1: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the
basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images
flooded his mind" [syn: {flood}, {inundate}, {swamp}]
2: charge someone with too many tasks [syn: {overwhelm}, {flood
3: fill or cover completely, usually with water [syn: {inundate},

deluge at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Deluge


Inter: was wotd » 2008|May|19


From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » deluge||lang=fro, alteration of earlier Inter: term » deluvie||lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » diluvium|dīluvium|lang=la, from Inter: term » lavo|lavō|wash|lang=la


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛl.juːdʒ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"dEl.jU:dZ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛl.ju(ː)dʒ/|/ˈdɛl.ju(ː)ʒ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-deluge.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A great flood or rain.
    1. : The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.
    2. An overwhelming amount of something.
    3. : The rock concert was a deluge of sound.


      Inter: trans-top » a great flood

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|потоп|m
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|diluvi|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|diluvo
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tulva, Inter: t- » fi|vedenpaisumus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déluge
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|diluvio

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diluvio|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|potop|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dilúvio|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|потоп|m|tr=potóp
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tuil|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|diluvio|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » an overwhelming amount of something
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|overflod
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déluge
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diluvio|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|potop|m, Inter: t- » pl|zalew|m
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tuil|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|diluvio|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » The Deluge
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Потопът|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Zondvloed|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vedenpaisumus
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|Déluge
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Sintflut|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|diluvio universale
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|Potop|m
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|всемирный потоп|m|tr=vsemírnyj potóp|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|Tuil Ruadh|f|alt=an Tuil Ruadh
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|diluvio universal

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » deluges|deluging|deluged
  • Inter: transitiv » e To flood with water.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To overwhelm.
    2. : After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.


      Inter: trans-top » to flood with water

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|наводнявам
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tulvia
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|inonder
  • Hungarian: Inter: t » hu|eláraszt

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|inondare, Inter: t+ » it|allagare
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|затоплять|tr=zatopljátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|наводнять|tr=navodnjátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|затапливать|tr=zatáplivatʹ Inter: imp » f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to overwhelm
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hukkua, Inter: t- » fi|hukuttaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|inonder

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|inondare, Inter: t- » it|sommergere, Inter: t- » it|tempestare
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|заваливать|tr=zaválivatʹ Inter: imp » f Inter: qualifier » e.g. with work, letters, requests, tc.

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

    See also

    * inundate
    Category: Category:en:Liquids -

    Old French


    Inter: fro-noun » m
  • large flood


    * English: Inter: l » en|deluge Inter: qualifier » borrowed

  • Translation: cs » deluge
    Translation: de » deluge
    Translation: et » deluge
    Translation: eo » deluge
    Translation: fa » deluge
    Translation: fr » deluge
    Translation: ko » deluge
    Translation: io » deluge
    Translation: it » deluge
    Translation: kn » deluge
    Translation: lt » deluge
    Translation: hu » deluge
    Translation: mg » deluge
    Translation: ml » deluge
    Translation: my » deluge
    Translation: pl » deluge
    Translation: fi » deluge
    Translation: ta » deluge
    Translation: te » deluge
    Translation: vi » deluge
    Translation: zh » deluge

    déluge at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » deluge



    Classical Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » diluvium|lang=la


    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=deluge
  • Inter: biblical » lang=fr Deluge
    1. Inter: by extensio » n deluge (large amount of precipitation)
    2. Inter: figurativel » y deluge (an overwhelming amount of something)


      * déglue, déglué

    Translation: et » déluge
    Translation: el » déluge
    Translation: fr » déluge
    Translation: ko » déluge
    Translation: io » déluge
    Translation: mg » déluge
    Translation: fi » déluge
    Translation: vi » déluge

  • Deluge at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » deluge



    See Inter: term » deluge.

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Bibl » e The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.


    Inter: trans-top » the Biblical flood
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vedenpaisumus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » Deluge