Definition of Deluge

1. Verb. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid. "The images flooded his mind"

Exact synonyms: Flood, Inundate, Swamp
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Derivative terms: Flood, Flood, Flooding, Inundation, Inundation
Also: Flood In

2. Noun. An overwhelming number or amount. "A torrent of abuse"

3. Verb. Charge someone with too many tasks.
Exact synonyms: Flood Out, Overwhelm
Generic synonyms: Burden, Charge, Saddle

4. Noun. A heavy rain.
Exact synonyms: Cloudburst, Downpour, Pelter, Soaker, Torrent, Waterspout
Generic synonyms: Rain, Rainfall
Derivative terms: Pelt, Soak, Torrential

5. Verb. Fill or cover completely, usually with water. "The swollen rivers Deluge the area with water"
Exact synonyms: Inundate, Submerge
Generic synonyms: Flood
Derivative terms: Inundation, Submergence, Submergible, Submerging, Submersible

6. Noun. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land. ; "Plains fertilized by annual inundations"

Definition of Deluge

1. n. 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. v. t. To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.

Definition of Deluge

1. Proper noun. (Bible) The Biblical flood during the time of Noah. ¹

2. Noun. A great flood or rain. ¹

3. Noun. An overwhelming amount of something. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To flood with water. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To overwhelm. ¹

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Definition of Deluge

1. to flood [v -UGED, -UGING, -UGES] - See also: flood

Medical Definition of Deluge

1. 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 . 2. Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction. "The deluge of summer." "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. Harrison) "After me the deluge. (Apres moi le deluge)" (Madame de Pompadour) Origin: F. Deluge, L. Diluvium, fr. Diluere wash away; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. To lavare to wash. See Lave, and cf. Diluvium. 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 fl . . . Shall deluge all." (Pope) Origin: Deluged; Deluging. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deluge

deltopectoral flap
delusion of control
delusion of grandeur
delusion of negation
delusion of persecution
delusion of reference
delusional parasitosis

Literary usage of Deluge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1885)
"Of other cities built before the Deluge, Moses is silent ; but the famous ... writes that before Noah's Deluge there were eight noble cities erected as ..."

2. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"CHAPTER I MYTHS OF ORIGINS AND THE Deluge AMONG all the peoples of Indonesia, ... All of these tribes, as will be seen later, possess deluge-myths, ..."

3. The Testimony of the Rocks: Or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two by Hugh Miller (1871)
"THE NOACHIAN Deluge. A CENTURY has not yet gone by since all the organic remains on ... is now founded were regarded as the wrecks of a universal deluge, ..."

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