flood vs glut what difference

what is difference between flood and glut

English

Alternative forms

  • floud (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English flod, from Old English flōd, from Proto-West Germanic *flōdu, from Proto-Germanic *flōduz, from *plew- (to flow). Cognate with Scots flude, fluid, Saterland Frisian Floud, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Danish flod, Icelandic flóð, and Gothic ???????????????????????? (flōdus).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: flŭd, IPA(key): /flʌd/
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

Noun

flood (plural floods)

  1. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
  2. (figuratively) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
  3. The flowing in of the tide, opposed to the ebb.
  4. A floodlight.
  5. Menstrual discharge; menses.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Harvey to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete) Water as opposed to land.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
      Who beheld from the safe shore their floating carcasses and broken chariot-wheels. So thick bestrown, abject and lost, lay these, covering the flood, under amazement of their hideous change.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • deluge
  • diversion
  • inundation
  • torrent

Verb

flood (third-person singular simple present floods, present participle flooding, simple past and past participle flooded)

  1. To overflow, as by water from excessive rainfall.
  2. To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
    The floor was flooded with beer.
    They flooded the room with sewage.
  3. (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than can easily be dealt with.
  4. (Internet, transitive, intransitive) To paste numerous lines of text to (a chat system) in order to disrupt the conversation.
    • 1998, “Dr. Cat”, Furry web site plug (on newsgroup alt.fan.furry)
      There’s also a spam filter in the code now, so if someone attempts to flood people’s screens with macros or a bot, everything after the first few lines is thrown away.
  5. To bleed profusely, as after childbirth.

Antonyms

  • (overflow): drain

Synonyms

  • (overflow): overfill
  • (cover): inundate
  • (provide with large number): inundate, swamp, deluge

Derived terms

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References

Anagrams

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Middle English

Noun

flood

  1. Alternative form of flod

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English flood.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈflɐd͡ʒ/

Noun

flood m (plural floods)

  1. (Internet slang) a flood of superfluous text messages

Related terms

  • floodar


English

Etymology

From Middle English glotien, from Old French gloter, glotir (compare French engloutir (to devour), glouton (glutton)), from Latin gluttiō, gluttīre (I swallow). Akin to Russian глотать (glotatʹ, to swallow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡlʌt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Noun

glut (plural gluts)

  1. An excess, too much.
    Synonyms: excess, overabundance, plethora, slew, surfeit, surplus
    Antonyms: lack, shortage
  2. That which is swallowed.
  3. Something that fills up an opening.
    Synonym: clog
  4. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
  5. (mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
  6. (bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  7. (architecture) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
  8. A block used for a fulcrum.
  9. The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla anguilla, syn. Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.

Related terms

  • glutton
  • gluttony

Translations

Verb

glut (third-person singular simple present gluts, present participle glutting, simple past and past participle glutted)

  1. (transitive) To fill to capacity; to satisfy all demand or requirement; to sate.
  2. (intransitive) To eat gluttonously or to satiety.

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Polish

Etymology

From Latin glūten.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡlut/

Noun

glut m inan

  1. (colloquial) goo (semi-solid substance)
  2. (colloquial) booger (mucus)
    Synonyms: gil, smark, śpik

Declension

Further reading

  • glut in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • glut in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from German Glut.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡlut/

Noun

glut (nominative plural gluts)

  1. glow

Declension

Derived terms

  • glutik
  • glutön

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