3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deluge \Del"uge\ (d[e^]l"[-u]j), noun [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. Harrison.

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deluge \Del"uge\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Deluged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deluging}.]

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse" [syn: {flood}, {inundation}, {deluge}, {torrent}]

2: a heavy rain [syn: {downpour}, {cloudburst}, {deluge}, {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}, {deluge}, {alluvion}]


1: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind" [syn: {deluge}, {flood}, {inundate}, {swamp}]

2: charge someone with too many tasks [syn: {overwhelm}, {deluge}, {flood out}]

3: fill or cover completely, usually with water [syn: {inundate}, {deluge}, {submerge}]

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