- 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.
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.
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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.