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del·uge

 (dĕl′yo͞oj, -yo͞ozh, dā′lo͞oj, -lo͞ozh, dĭ-lo͞oj′, -lo͞ozh′)
n.
1.
a. A great flood.
b. A heavy downpour.
2. Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood: a deluge of fan mail.
3. Deluge In the Bible, the great flood that occurred in the time of Noah.
tr.v. del·uged, del·ug·ing, del·ug·es
1. To overrun with water; inundate.
2. To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp: The press secretary was deluged with requests for information.

[From Middle English, flood, from Old French, from Latin dīluvium, from dīluere, to wash away : dis-, apart; see dis- + -luere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

deluge

(ˈdɛljuːdʒ)
n
1. a great flood of water
2. torrential rain; downpour
3. an overwhelming rush or number: a deluge of requests.
vb (tr)
4. to flood, as with water; soak, swamp, or drown
5. to overwhelm or overrun; inundate
[C14: from Old French, from Latin dīluvium a washing away, flood, from dīluere to wash away, drench, from di- dis-1 + -luere, from lavere to wash]

Deluge

n
(Bible) the Deluge another name for the Flood

del•uge

(ˈdɛl yudʒ, -yuʒ, -udʒ, -uʒ, dɪˈludʒ, -ˈluʒ)

n., v. -uged, -ug•ing. n.
1. a great flood of water; inundation; flood.
2. a drenching rain; downpour.
3. anything that overwhelms like a flood: a deluge of mail.
4. the Deluge, flood (def. 3).
v.t.
5. to flood; inundate.
6. to overrun; overwhelm.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin dīluvium flood =dīluv-, base of dīluere to wash away (see dilute) + -ium -ium1]

deluge


Past participle: deluged
Gerund: deluging

Imperative
deluge
deluge
Present
I deluge
you deluge
he/she/it deluges
we deluge
you deluge
they deluge
Preterite
I deluged
you deluged
he/she/it deluged
we deluged
you deluged
they deluged
Present Continuous
I am deluging
you are deluging
he/she/it is deluging
we are deluging
you are deluging
they are deluging
Present Perfect
I have deluged
you have deluged
he/she/it has deluged
we have deluged
you have deluged
they have deluged
Past Continuous
I was deluging
you were deluging
he/she/it was deluging
we were deluging
you were deluging
they were deluging
Past Perfect
I had deluged
you had deluged
he/she/it had deluged
we had deluged
you had deluged
they had deluged
Future
I will deluge
you will deluge
he/she/it will deluge
we will deluge
you will deluge
they will deluge
Future Perfect
I will have deluged
you will have deluged
he/she/it will have deluged
we will have deluged
you will have deluged
they will have deluged
Future Continuous
I will be deluging
you will be deluging
he/she/it will be deluging
we will be deluging
you will be deluging
they will be deluging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deluging
you have been deluging
he/she/it has been deluging
we have been deluging
you have been deluging
they have been deluging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deluging
you will have been deluging
he/she/it will have been deluging
we will have been deluging
you will have been deluging
they will have been deluging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deluging
you had been deluging
he/she/it had been deluging
we had been deluging
you had been deluging
they had been deluging
Conditional
I would deluge
you would deluge
he/she/it would deluge
we would deluge
you would deluge
they would deluge
Past Conditional
I would have deluged
you would have deluged
he/she/it would have deluged
we would have deluged
you would have deluged
they would have deluged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deluge - an overwhelming number or amountdeluge - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, muckle, passel, peck, mickle, mint, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, mountain, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
2.deluge - a heavy raindeluge - a heavy rain        
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
3.deluge - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry landdeluge - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
debacle - flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashflood - a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
Verb1.deluge - fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
2.deluge - charge someone with too many tasks
burden, saddle, charge - impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
3.deluge - fill or cover completely, usually with water
flood - cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

deluge

noun
1. rush, flood, avalanche, barrage, spate, torrent a deluge of criticism
2. flood, spate, overflowing, torrent, downpour, cataclysm, inundation A dozen homes were damaged in the deluge.
verb
1. overwhelm, swamp, engulf, overload, overrun, inundate The office was deluged with complaints.
2. flood, drown, swamp, submerge, soak, drench, inundate, douse Torrential rain deluged the capital.

deluge

noun
An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain:
Chiefly British: spate.
verb
1. To flow over completely:
2. To affect as if by an outpouring of water:
Translations
سَيْل، فَيَضانيُغْرِق
povodeňzaplavit
drukneoversvømmeoversvømmelse
özönvíz
flóîyfiròyrma
potvynisužtvindyti
lietusgāzepārpludinātplūdi
tufanyağdırmak

deluge

[ˈdeljuːdʒ]
A. N [of rain] → diluvio m; [of floodwater] → inundación f
the Deluge (Rel) → el Diluvio
a deluge of protestsuna avalancha de protestas
B. VT (fig) → inundar (with de) he was deluged with giftsse vio inundado de regalos, le llovieron los regalos
he was deluged with questionslo acribillaron a preguntas, le llovieron las preguntas
we are deluged with worktenemos trabajo hasta encima de las cabezas, estamos hasta las cejas de trabajo

deluge

[ˈdɛljuːdʒ]
n
(= downpour) → déluge m
(fig) (= flood) a deluge of sth → un déluge de qch
vt (fig) to be deluged with sth [+ phone calls, requests] → être submergé(e) de qch, être submergé(e) par qch

deluge

n (lit)Überschwemmung f; (of rain)Guss m; (fig, of complaints, letters etc) → Flut f; the Deluge (Bibl) → die Sintflut
vt (lit, fig)überschwemmen, überfluten

deluge

[ˈdɛljuːdʒ]
1. ndiluvio
a deluge of protests → un diluvio di proteste
2. vt (fig) to deluge (with)subissare (di), inondare (di)

deluge

(ˈdeljuːdʒ) noun
a great quantity of water. Few people survived the deluge.
verb
to fill or overwhelm with a great quantity. We've been deluged with orders for our new book.
References in classic literature ?
In the preface to "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz" I said I would like to write some stories that were not "Oz" stories, because I thought I had written about Oz long enough; but since that volume was published I have been fairly deluged with letters from children imploring me to "write more about Dorothy," and "more about Oz," and since I write only to please the children I shall try to respect their wishes.
But however interesting such a scene might be, I could not wait to witness it, for the sun and the sea so dazzled my eyes in that direction, that I could but afford one glance; and then I turned again to delight myself with the sight and the sound of the sea, dashing against my promontory--with no prodigious force, for the swell was broken by the tangled sea-weed and the unseen rocks beneath; otherwise I should soon have been deluged with spray.
I heaved them up, deluged the bed and its occupant, flew back to my own room, brought my own water-jug, baptized the couch afresh, and, by God's aid, succeeded in extinguishing the flames which were devouring it.
I briefly related to him what had transpired: the strange laugh I had heard in the gallery: the step ascending to the third storey; the smoke,--the smell of fire which had conducted me to his room; in what state I had found matters there, and how I had deluged him with all the water I could lay hands on.
It would be a full answer to this question to say -- precisely the same inducements which have, at different times, deluged in blood all the nations in the world.
Urban areas of Muzaffarpur have been deluged following the overflow of water in the Tirhut Canal.
Several areas in Rawalpindi including Jamia Masjid Road and Nadeem Colony have been deluged under rainwater.
Deluged cooling water is kept at constant inlet temperature of 28[degrees]C (82.
Summary: London: A leading BBC sports presenter was deluged by a barrage of criticism after he .
Several villages have been deluged by floodwater in Jati city.