Deluge meaning

dĕlyo͝oj, -yo͝ozh, dālo͝oj, -lo͝ozh, dĭ-lo͝oj, -lo͝ozh
To deluge is defined as to flood or to overwhelm someone with anything.

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.

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To flood; inundate.
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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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Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood.

A deluge of fan mail.

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In the Bible, the great flood that occurred in the time of Noah.
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To overrun with water; inundate.
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A great flood.
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A heavy rainfall.
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An overwhelming, floodlike rush of anything.

A deluge of visitors.

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To overwhelm as with a flood.
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A great flood or rain.

The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.

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An overwhelming amount of something; anything that overwhelms or causes great destruction.

The rock concert was a deluge of sound.

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To flood with water.
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After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.

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(biblical) The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.
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To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp.

The press secretary was deluged with requests for information.

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the Deluge
  • The great flood in Noah's time: Gen. 7.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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