HyperDic: deluge

English > 6 senses of the word deluge:
NOUNquantitydeluge, flood, inundation, torrentan overwhelming number or amount
phenomenondeluge, downpour, cloudburst, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soakera heavy rain
phenomenondeluge, flood, inundation, alluvionthe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
VERBcontactdeluge, flood, inundate, swampfill quickly beyond capacity
communicationdeluge, overwhelm, flood outcharge someone with too many tasks
changedeluge, inundate, submergefill or cover completely, usually with water
deluge > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'lyuwjh
Rhymescentrifuge ... subterfuge: 8 rhymes with uwjh...
English > deluge: 6 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningAn overwhelming number or amount.
Synonymsflood, inundation, torrent
Broaderbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
Spanishdiluvio, inundación
Catalandiluvi, inundació
Verbsdelugecharge someone with too many tasks
English > deluge: 6 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA heavy rain.
Synonymsdownpour, cloudburst, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker
Broaderrain, rainfallwater falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
Spanishaguacero, chaparrada, chaparrón, chubasco, diluvio, nubada, pelter, torrente, turbión
Catalanaiguat, bàtec, diluvi, ruixat, torrent, xàfec
Adjectivesdiluvian, diluvialof or connected with a deluge
Verbsdelugefill or cover completely, usually with water
delugefill quickly beyond capacity
English > deluge: 6 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningThe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land.
Synonymsflood, inundation, alluvion
NarrowerNoah's flood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, the Flood(Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah
debacleflooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashfloodA sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Broadergeological phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
Spanishaluvión, avalancha, avenida, diluvio, inundación
Catalandiluvi, inundació
Verbsdelugefill or cover completely, usually with water
English > deluge: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid / liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something with something
Synonymsflood, inundate, swamp
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Spanishinundar
Catalaninundar
Nounsdelugea heavy rain
English > deluge: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningCharge someone with too many tasks.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsoverwhelm, flood out
Broadercharge, saddle, burdenimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Spanishabrumar, agobiar
Catalanagobiar
Nounsdelugean overwhelming number or amount
English > deluge: 6 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningFill or cover completely, usually with water.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelThe swollen rivers deluge the area with water
Synonymsinundate, submerge
BroaderfloodCover with liquid / liquid, usually water
Spanishanegar, inundar
Catalaninundar
Nounsdelugea heavy rain
delugethe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

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