- 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.
intransitive verbglutted, glutting
Origin of glutMiddle 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 of glut< the v.
verbglut·ted, glut·ting, gluts
- To fill beyond capacity, especially with food; satiate: The lions slept after they glutted themselves on the kill.
- To flood (a market) with an excess of goods so that supply exceeds demand.
Origin of glutMiddle English glotten, probably from Old French glotoiier, to eat greedily, from Latin gluttīre.
- an excess, too much
- a glut of the market
- That which is swallowed.
- Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
- A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
- (mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
- (bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
- (architecture) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
- A block used for a fulcrum.
- The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
(third-person singular simple present gluts, present participle glutting, simple past and past participle glutted)
From Old French gloter (cf French engloutir (“to devour”), glouton (“glutton”))), from Latin gluttio (“I swallow”). Akin to Russian глотать (“to swallow”) .