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Meaning & Definition of Deluge in English

English

Deluge

/dɛljuʤ/

noun

1. An overwhelming number or amount

  • "A flood of requests"
  • "A torrent of abuse"
    synonym:
  • flood
  • ,
  • inundation
  • ,
  • deluge
  • ,
  • torrent

2. A heavy rain

    synonym:
  • downpour
  • ,
  • cloudburst
  • ,
  • deluge
  • ,
  • waterspout
  • ,
  • torrent
  • ,
  • pelter
  • ,
  • soaker

3. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

  • "Plains fertilized by annual inundations"
    synonym:
  • flood
  • ,
  • inundation
  • ,
  • deluge
  • ,
  • alluvion

verb

1. Fill quickly beyond capacity

  • As with a liquid
  • "The basement was inundated after the storm"
  • "The images flooded his mind"
    synonym:
  • deluge
  • ,
  • flood
  • ,
  • inundate
  • ,
  • swamp

2. Charge someone with too many tasks

    synonym:
  • overwhelm
  • ,
  • deluge
  • ,
  • flood out

3. Fill or cover completely, usually with water

    synonym:
  • inundate
  • ,
  • deluge
  • ,
  • submerge

Examples of using

After us the deluge.