- The definition of a glut is a supply of something that is greater than the demand.
If there are too many houses on the market and not enough buyers, this is an example of a glut of houses.
- To glut is defined as to eat or supply an excess.
When you binge on ice cream, this is an example of when you glut.
glut definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English glutten ; from Old French gloter, to swallow ; from Classical Latin gluttire, probably ultimately ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gel-, to devour from source German kehle, Old English ceole, throat
- to feed, fill, supply, etc. to excess; surfeit
- to flood (the market) with certain goods so that the supply is greater than the demand
- a glutting or being glutted
- a supply of certain goods that is greater than the demand
Origin: < the v.
glut definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb glut·ted, glut·ting, gluts verb, transitive
- To fill beyond capacity, especially with food; satiate.
- To flood (a market) with an excess of goods so that supply exceeds demand.
Origin: Middle English glotten, probably from Old French glotoiier, to eat greedily, from Latin gluttīre.
glut - Business Definition
glut - Cultural Definition
An oversupply of goods on the market.