deluge vs submerge what difference

what is difference between deluge and submerge

English

Etymology

From Middle English deluge, from Old French deluge, alteration of earlier deluvie, from Latin dīluvium, from dīluō (wash away). Doublet of diluvium.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.juːdʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.ju(d)ʒ/, /dəˈlu(d)ʒ/

Noun

deluge (plural deluges)

  1. A great flood or rain.
    The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.
  2. An overwhelming amount of something; anything that overwhelms or causes great destruction.
    The rock concert was a deluge of sound.
    • 1848, James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal
      The little bird sits at his door in the sun, / Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, / And lets his illumined being o’errun / With the deluge of summer it receives.
  3. (military engineering) A damage control system on navy warships which is activated by excessive temperature within the Vertical Launching System.
    • 2002, NAVEDTRA, Gunner’s Mate 14324A
      In the event of a restrained firing or canister overtemperature condition, the deluge system sprays cooling water within the canister until the overtemperature condition no longer exists.

Translations

Verb

deluge (third-person singular simple present deluges, present participle deluging, simple past and past participle deluged)

  1. (transitive) To flood with water.
  2. (transitive) To overwhelm.

Translations

References

  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, →ISBN

See also

  • inundate

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • diluge

Etymology

From Old French deluge, from Latin dīluvium.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛːliu̯dʒ(ə)/

Noun

deluge (Late Middle English)

  1. A deluge; a massive flooding or raining.
  2. (rare, figuratively) Any cataclysmic or catastrophic event.

Descendants

  • English: deluge

References

  • “dēlūǧe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-12.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin dīluvium.

Noun

deluge m (oblique plural deluges, nominative singular deluges, nominative plural deluge)

  1. large flood

Descendants

  • French: déluge
  • Middle English: deluge
    • English: deluge


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin submergere, from sub (under) + mergere (to plunge). Surface analysis is sub- +‎ merge.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sʌbˈmɜːdʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /sʌbˈmɝdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)dʒ

Verb

submerge (third-person singular simple present submerges, present participle submerging, simple past and past participle submerged)

  1. (intransitive) To sink out of sight.
  2. (transitive) To put into a liquid; to immerse; to plunge into and keep in.
    Synonym: immerse
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To be engulfed in or overwhelmed by something.

Synonyms

  • submerse

Related terms

  • submersion

Derived terms

  • submergence
  • submerger

Translations

References

  • submerge at OneLook Dictionary Search

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /syb.mɛʁʒ/

Verb

submerge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of submerger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of submerger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of submerger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of submerger
  5. second-person singular imperative of submerger

Latin

Verb

submerge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of submergō

Portuguese

Verb

submerge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of submergir
  2. second-person singular imperative of submergir

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