The Deluge – definition of The Deluge by The Free Dictionary

Also found in:ThesaurusLegalEncyclopedia.(dlyooj, -yoozh, dlooj, -loozh, d-looj, -loozh)Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood:In the Bible, the great flood that occurred in the time of Noah.To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp:The press secretary was deluged with requests for information.; seeleu(ə)-inIndo-European roots.]to flood, as with water; soak, swamp, or drown(dl yud, -yu, -ud, -u, dlud, -lu)

n.,v.-uged, -uging.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) flood; overrun; overwhelm.[132575; Middle English Old French Latindluviumflood =dluv-,base ofdluereto wash away (seedilute) +-ium-ium1]deluge

– an overwhelming number or amount; a flood of requests; a torrent of abuse

good dealgreat dealhatfullotmucklepasselpeckmicklemintquite a littleslewspatetidy sumwadstackraftmountainpileplentymassbatchheapdealflockpotmesssight- (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


rainrainfall- water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

– 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 floodflashflood- a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

Noachian delugeNoah and the FloodNoahs floodthe 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

– fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; the basement was inundated after the storm; The images flooded his mind

fillfill upmake full- make full, also in a metaphorical sense; fill a container; fill the child with pride

– charge someone with too many tasks

burdensaddlecharge- impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

– 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



A dozen homes were damaged in the deluge.


The office was deluged with complaints.


Torrential rain deluged the capital.

An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain:



To affect as if by an outpouring of water:

a deluge of protestsunaavalanchadeprotestasB.VT(fig) inundar(withde)he was deluged with giftssederegalos, lellovieronlosregalos

he was deluged with questionsloacribillaronpreguntas, lellovieronlaspreguntas

we are deluged with workhasta, estamos hasta lascejasdetrabajodeluge[dljud]n(=downpour) dlugem(fig)(=flood) a deluge of sth undlugede qchvt(fig)to be deluged with sth [+phone calls, requests] tre submerg(e) de qch,tre submerg(e) par qchdelugen (lit)berschwemmungf;(of rain)Gussm; (fig,of complaints, letters etc) Flutf;the Deluge(Bibl) dieSintflutvt (lit, fig)berschwemmenberflutendeluge[dljud]1.ndiluvio

a deluge of protests undiluviodiproteste2.vt(fig)to deluge (with)subissare(di),inondare(di)deluge()nouna great quantity of water.Few people survived the deluge.oorstroming, wolkbreuk, stortvloedسَيْل، فَيَضانdilviopovodedie Flutoversvømmelseόςdiluvioinundacinveeuputusسیل بزرگtulvadlugeמבולשיטפוןबाढ़, जलभरावpoplava, potopözönvz, radatair bahflðdiluvio대홍수potvynispldi; lietusgzebanjirwolkbreukwatervloedflomsyndflodpotopپر مځكه دلرى سېل را تلنه، داوبو سېل، تراو بو لاندې كېدنهdilvioinundaţie, potoppovode, potopapoplavapoplavaöversvämning, syndaflod, skyfallอุทกภัยtufan; іطوفان عظیمđại hồng thủyverbto fill or overwhelm with a great quantity.Weve been deluged with orders for our new book.oorstroom, oorlaai, toegooiيُغْرِق inundarzaplavitberflutenoversvømme; drukneύinundarabrumar(millegagi) le ujutamaزیر حجم زیادی از چیزی قرار دادن؛ سیل زده کردنhukuttaainonderלְהָצִיףमें डूब जानाpotopitielrasztmembanjiriyfirþyrmainondare범람시키다užtvindyti, užplstiprpludintmembanjirioverstelpenoversvømmezalewaćپر مځكه دلرى سېل را تلنه، داوبو سېل، تراو بو لاندې كېدنهinundara copleşizaplaviťpreplavitiobasutidränka, översvämmaท่วมท้นyağdırmak; بہتات ، بھرمارtrn ngập

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What private solicitude could rear itself against

rising from below, not falling from above, and with the windows of Heaven shut, not opened!

of blows began, but before long the surgeon once more interfered–for the only reason which ever permits him to interfere–and the days war was over.

Another set pretended that out of one thousand new moons that had been observed, nine hundred and fifty had been attended with remarkable disturbances, such as cataclysms, revolutions, earthquakes,

came–all hell broke loose upon the jungle.

All the preceding afternoon and night heavy thunderstorms had hissed down upon the meads, and washed some of the hay into the river; but this morning the sun shone out all the more brilliantly for

The keeper obeyed, and Don Quixote, fixing on the point of his lance the cloth he had wiped his face with after

of curds, proceeded to recall the others, who still continued to fly, looking back at every step, all in a body, the gentleman bringing up the rear.

After that happens the next possessor can call it any fool name he likes, concluded Miss Patty, much as she might have said, After that —

From Prometheus and Pronoia sprang Deucalion and Pyrrha, the only survivors of

In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep

out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.

It was a very dirty winters day, and nothing in the whole town looked old to me, except the mud, which in some parts was almost knee-deep, and might have been deposited there, on the subsiding of the waters after

Wardle set manfully forward on the walk, first tying their shawls round their necks, and slouching down their hats to escape as much as possible from

of rain, which after a slight cessation had again begun to pour heavily down.

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