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DELUGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deluge mean? 

DELUGE (noun)
  The noun DELUGE has 3 senses:

1. an overwhelming number or amount
2. a heavy rain
3. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

  Familiarity information: DELUGE used as a noun is uncommon.


DELUGE (verb)
  The verb DELUGE has 3 senses:

1. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
2. charge someone with too many tasks
3. fill or cover completely, usually with water

  Familiarity information: DELUGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELUGE (noun)


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Meaning:

An overwhelming number or amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

deluge; inundation; flood; torrent

Context examples:

a flood of requests / a torrent of abuse

Hypernyms ("deluge" is a kind of...):

batch; deal; flock; good deal; great deal; hatful; heap; lot; mass; mess; mickle; mint; muckle; peck; pile; plenty; pot; quite a little; raft; sight; slew; spate; stack; tidy sum; wad; whole lot; whole slew ((often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent)


Sense 2deluge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heavy rain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

torrent; soaker; pelter; downpour; cloudburst; deluge; waterspout

Hypernyms ("deluge" is a kind of...):

rain; rainfall (water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere)


Sense 3deluge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

flood; inundation; alluvion; deluge

Context example:

plains fertilized by annual inundations

Hypernyms ("deluge" is a kind of...):

geological phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deluge"):

debacle (flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer)

flash flood; flashflood (a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration)

Noachian deluge; Noah and the Flood; Noah's flood; the Flood ((Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings)


DELUGE (verb)


Sense 1deluge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

deluge; flood; inundate; swamp

Context examples:

the basement was inundated after the storm / The images flooded his mind

Hypernyms (to "deluge" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 2deluge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Charge someone with too many tasks

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

flood out; deluge; overwhelm

Hypernyms (to "deluge" is one way to...):

burden; charge; saddle (impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 3deluge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill or cover completely, usually with water

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

inundate; deluge; submerge

Hypernyms (to "deluge" is one way to...):

flood (cover with liquid, usually water)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The swollen rivers deluge the area with water


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