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deluge

noun

1 deluge

An overwhelming number or amount.

synonyms: flood, inundation, torrent.

Roget 337: water; serum, serosity; lymph; rheum; diluent; agua [Sp.], aqua, pani.    dilution, maceration, lotion; washing etc. ... show more

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Dutch: overvloed, stortvloed



2 deluge

A heavy rain.

synonyms: cloudburst, downpour, pelter, soaker, torrent, waterspout.

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Dutch: hoosbui, plensbui, stortbui, wolkbreuk
Polish: ulewa, oberwanie chmury

3 deluge

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

synonyms: alluvion, flood, inundation.

Dutch: inundatie, overstroming, vloed
Polish: powódź, wylew

verb

1 deluge

Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid.

synonyms: flood, inundate, swamp.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Roget 641: superabound, overabound; know no bounds, swarm; meet one at every turn; creep with, crawl with, bristle with; overflow; run over, flow over, well over, brim over; run riot; ... show more

Dutch: onderlopen, onderstromen

2 deluge

Charge someone with too many tasks.

synonyms: flood out, overwhelm.

3 deluge

Fill or cover completely, usually with water.

synonyms: inundate, submerge.

Roget 337: be watery etc. adj.; reek.    add water, water, wet; moisten etc. 339; dilute, dip, immerse; merge; ... show more

Dutch: inunderen


Moby thesaurus: Niagara, abound, affusion, alluvion, alluvium, army, aspergation, aspersion, avalanche, baptism, baptize, bath, bathing, be prodigal with, bedewing, brash, burst of rain, bury, cascade, cataclysm ... show more.

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