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1 : A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.).

2 : Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.

3 : of Deluge

4 : To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.

5 : To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.

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1 : Deluge

n.

A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.).

2 : Deluge

n.

Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.

3 : Deluged

imp. & p. p.

of Deluge

4 : Deluge

v. t.

To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.

5 : Deluge

v. t.

To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.

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This word deluge uses (6) total characters with white out space

This word deluge uses 5 unique characters: D E G L U

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From Wikipedia

A deluge is a large downpour of rain, often a flood.

Deluge may also refer to:

From Wiktionary

See also: Deluge and déluge

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
      • 1.4.1 Translations
      • 1.4.2 References
    • 1.5 See also
  • 2 Old French
    • 2.1 Noun
      • 2.1.1 Descendants

English[edit]

WOTD – 19 May 2008

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.juːdʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.ju(d)ʒ/, /dəˈlu(d)ʒ/
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Noun[edit]

deluge (plural deluges)

  1. A great flood or rain.
    The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.
  2. An overwhelming amount of something; anything that overwhelms or causes great destruction.
    The rock concert was a deluge of sound.
    • Milton
      A fiery deluge fed / With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
    • Lowell
      The little bird sits at his door in the sun, / Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, / And lets his illumined being o'errun / With the deluge of summer it receives.
  3. (Military engineering) A damage control system on navy warships which is activated by excessive temperature within the Vertical Launching System.
    • NAVEDTRA 14324A
      In the event of a restrained firing or canister overtemperature condition, the deluge system sprays cooling water within the canister until the overtemperature condition no longer exists.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

deluge (third-person singular simple present deluges, present participle deluging, simple past and past participle deluged)

  1. (transitive) To flood with water.
  2. (transitive) To overwhelm.
    After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

See also[edit]

  • inundate

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

deluge m (oblique plural deluges, nominative singular deluges, nominative plural deluge)

  1. large flood

Descendants[edit]

  • English: deluge (borrowed)