Deluge

  • 21déluge — (dé lu j ) s. m. 1°   Très grande inondation. •   Ce fut de son temps qu arriva le déluge de Deucalion ; celui d Ogygès en Attique est beaucoup plus ancien, ROLLIN Hist. anc. Oeuvres, t. II, p. 496, dans POUGENS. •   Des êtres vivants sans nombre …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 22DÉLUGE — s. m. Très grande inondation. Le déluge de Deucalion. Le déluge d Ogygès. Les Américains parlent d un déluge arrivé autrefois dans leur pays. Il pleut à verse, c est un déluge.   Le déluge universel, ou absolument, Le déluge, Le déluge qui… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 23DÉLUGE — n. m. Très grande inondation. Le déluge de Deucalion. Par exagération, Il pleut à verse, c’est un déluge. Le déluge universel, ou, elliptiquement, Le déluge, Le déluge qui, d’après le récit biblique, couvrit toute la terre et fit périr le genre… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 24deluge — [[t]de̱ljuːʤ[/t]] deluges, deluging, deluged 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A deluge of things is a large number of them which arrive or happen at the same time. A deluge of manuscripts began to arrive in the post... This has brought a deluge… …

    English dictionary

  • 25Deluge —    The name given to Noah s flood, the history of which is recorded in Gen. 7 and 8.    It began in the year 2516 B.C., and continued twelve lunar months and ten days, or exactly one solar year.    The cause of this judgment was the corruption… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 26deluge — del|uge1 [ˈdelju:dʒ] n [C ] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: Latin diluvium flood ] 1.) [usually singular] a large amount of something such as letters or questions that someone gets at the same time = ↑flood deluge of ▪ Viewers sent a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27deluge — 1. noun 1) homes were swept away by the deluge Syn: flood, torrent, spate 2) the deluge turned the field into a swamp Syn: downpour, torrential rain; thunderstorm, thundershower, rainstorm, cloudburst 3) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 28deluge — I UK [ˈdeljuːdʒ] / US [ˈdeljudʒ] noun [singular] 1) a lot of things all happening or arriving at the same time, especially if they are hard to deal with The company received a deluge of complaints about the defective product. 2) a) a very heavy… …

    English dictionary

  • 29deluge — /del yoohj, yoohzh, del oohj, oohzh, di loohj , loohzh /, n., v., deluged, deluging. 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. See… …

    Universalium

  • 30deluge — 1. noun /ˈdɛl.juːdʒ/ a) A great flood or rain. The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt. b) An overwhelming amount of something. The rock concert was a deluge of sound. 2 …

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  • 31Deluge —    The theme of the deluge comes from the biblical story of Noah. God, who wanted to purge the world of evil and corruption, commanded Noah, the only righteous individual on Earth, to build an ark based on certain specifications so that he and… …

    Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • 32deluge — v. (d; tr.) to deluge with (we were deluged with offers) * * * [ deljuːdʒ] (d; tr.) to deluge with (we were deluged with offers) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 33deluge — del|uge1 [ deljudʒ ] noun singular 1. ) a lot of things all happening or arriving at the same time, especially if they are hard to deal with: FLOOD: The company received a deluge of complaints about the defective product. 2. ) a very heavy fall… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 34deluge — 1 noun 1 (countable usually singular) a large flood, or period when there is a lot of rain 2 deluge of letters/questions etc a lot of letters, questions etc that all come at the same time: a deluge of complaints about the show 2 verb (T) 1… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 35deluge — del•uge [[t]ˈdɛl yudʒ, yuʒ, udʒ, uʒ, dɪˈludʒ, ˈluʒ[/t]] n. v. uged, ug•ing 1) a great flood of water; inundation; flood 2) a drenching rain; downpour 3) anything that overwhelms like a flood: a deluge of mail[/ex] 4) bib the Deluge flood 3) 5) to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 36deluge — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French deluje, from Latin diluvium, from diluere to wash away, from dis + lavere to wash more at lye Date: 14th century 1. a. an overflowing of the land by water b. a drenching rain 2. an overwhelming …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 37deluge — Synonyms and related words: Niagara, abound, affusion, alluvion, alluvium, army, aspergation, aspersion, avalanche, baptism, baptize, bath, bathing, be prodigal with, bedewing, brash, burst of rain, bury, cascade, cataclysm, cataract, cloudburst …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38deluge — [ dɛlju:dʒ] noun 1》 a severe flood.     ↘a very heavy fall of rain. 2》 a great quantity of something arriving at the same time: a deluge of complaints. verb 1》 flood. 2》 inundate; overwhelm. Origin ME: from OFr., var. of diluve, from L. diluvium …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 39deluge — [ˈdeljuːdʒ] noun [singular] I 1) a lot of things all happening or arriving at the same time Syn: flood 2) a very heavy fall of rain Syn: downpour II verb deluge [ˈdeljuːdʒ] be deluged with sth to have a lot of things to deal with …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 40deluge — n. & v. n. 1 a great flood. 2 (the Deluge) the biblical Flood (Gen. 6 8). 3 a great outpouring (of words, paper, etc.). 4 a heavy fall of rain. v.tr. 1 flood. 2 inundate with a great number or amount (deluged with complaints). Etymology: ME f. OF …

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