Variant of surge
- a large mass of or as of moving water; wave; swell; billow
- such waves or billows collectively or in a series
- a movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion: the surge of the sea
- a sudden, sharp increase of electric current or voltage in a circuit
- any sudden, strong increase, as of energy, enthusiasm, etc.
- the concave part of a capstan or windlass, upon which the rope surges, or slips
- such a surging, or slipping
Origin: L Middle English sourge, fountain, stream, probably from Old French sourgeon from stem of sourdre, to rise from Classical Latin surgere, to rise, spring up from an unverified form subsregere from subs-, variant, variety of sub- (see sub-) plush regere, to direct (see right)
- to have a heavy, violent swelling motion; move in or as in a surge or surges
- to rise and fall or be tossed about on waves, as a ship
- to increase suddenly or abnormally: said of electric current or voltage
- to slip, as a rope or cable on a capstan or windlass
Origin: < OFr sourg-, stem of sourdre: see surgethe
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