Trees in a field during a deluge.
- The definition of a deluge is a flood or a massive amount of something that all arrives at the same time.
- An example of a deluge is a flood caused by a huge amount of rainfall in one day.
- An example of a deluge is when you are given 30 books of information to review all at once on a simple subject.
- To deluge is defined as to flood or to overwhelm someone with anything.
- An example of deluge is to have a massive amount of rain fall on a roof in a short period of time.
- When you give someone massive amounts of paperwork to complete, this is an example of deluge.
- a great flood
- a heavy rainfall
- an overwhelming, floodlike rush of anything: a deluge of visitors
Origin of delugeMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin diluvium ; from dis, off, from + luere, variant, variety of lavare, to lave
- to flood; inundate
- to overwhelm as with a flood
- a. A great flood.b. A heavy downpour.
- Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood: a deluge of fan mail.
- Deluge In the Bible, the great flood that occurred in the time of Noah.
transitive verbdel·uged, del·ug·ing, del·ug·es
- To overrun with water; inundate.
- To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp: The press secretary was deluged with requests for information.
Origin of delugeFrom Middle English, flood, from Old French, from Latin dīluvium, from dīluere, to wash away : dis-, apart; see dis– + -luere, to wash; see leu(&schwa;)- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present deluges, present participle deluging, simple past and past participle deluged)
From Old French deluge, alteration of earlier deluvie, from Latin dīluvium, from lavō (“wash”)
- (biblical) The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.