Deluge Definition

dĕlyo͝oj, -yo͝ozh, dālo͝oj, -lo͝ozh, dĭ-lo͝oj, -lo͝ozh
deluged, deluges, deluging
noun
deluges
A great flood.
Webster's New World
A heavy rainfall.
Webster's New World
An overwhelming, floodlike rush of anything.
A deluge of visitors.
Webster's New World
In the Bible, the great flood that occurred in the time of Noah.
American Heritage
The definition of a deluge is a flood or a massive amount of something that all arrives at the same time.
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.
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pronoun
(biblical) The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.
Wiktionary
verb
deluged, deluges, deluging
To flood; inundate.
Webster's New World
To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp.
The press secretary was deluged with requests for information.
American Heritage
To overwhelm as with a flood.
Webster's New World
idiom
the Deluge
  • the great flood in Noah's time: Gen. 7
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Deluge

Noun

Singular:
deluge
Plural:
deluges

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Deluge

  • the Deluge

Origin of Deluge

  • From Middle English flood from Old French from Latin dīluvium from dīluere to wash away dis- apart dis– -luere to wash leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French deluge, alteration of earlier deluvie, from Latin dīluvium, from lavō (“wash”)

    From Wiktionary

  • See deluge.

    From Wiktionary

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