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.
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.
A deluge of fan mail.
A deluge of visitors.
The press secretary was deluged with requests for information.
- The great flood in Noah's time: Gen. 7.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of deluge
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French deluge, alteration of earlier deluvie, from Latin dīluvium, from lavō (“wash”)
- See deluge.