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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deluge  \Del"uge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deluged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Deluging}.] 
  1.  To  overflow  with  water;  to  inundate;  to  overwhelm. 
 
  The  deluged  earth  would  useless  grow.  --Blackmore. 
 
  2.  To  overwhelm,  as  with  a  deluge;  to  cover;  to  overspread; 
  to  overpower;  to  submerge;  to  destroy;  as  the  northern 
  nations  deluged  the  Roman  empire  with  their  armies;  the 
  land  is  deluged  with  woe. 
 
  At  length  corruption,  like  a  general  flood  .  .  . 
  Shall  deluge  all  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deluge  \Del"uge\,  n.  [F.  d['e]luge,  L.  diluvium,  fr  diluere 
  wash  away  di-  =  dis-  +  luere,  equiv.  to  lavare  to  wash.  See 
  {Lave},  and  cf  {Diluvium}.] 
  1.  A  washing  away  an  overflowing  of  the  land  by  water;  an 
  inundation;  a  flood;  specifically,  The  Deluge,  the  great 
  flood  in  the  days  of  Noah  (--Gen.  vii.). 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Anything  which  overwhelms,  or  causes  great 
  destruction.  ``The  deluge  of  summer.''  --Lowell. 
 
  A  fiery  deluge  fed  With  ever-burning  sulphur 
  unconsumed.  --Milton. 
 
  As  I  grub  up  some  quaint  old  fragment  of  a  [London] 
  street,  or  a  house,  or  a  shop,  or  tomb  or  burial 
  ground,  which  has  still  survived  in  the  deluge.  --F. 
  Harrison. 
 
  After  me  the  deluge.  (Apr['e]s  moi  le  d['e]luge.) 
  --Madame  de 
  Pompadour. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deluge 
  n  1:  an  overwhelming  number  or  amount;  "a  flood  of  requests";  "a 
  torrent  of  abuse"  [syn:  {flood},  {torrent}] 
  2:  a  heavy  rain  [syn:  {downpour},  {cloudburst},  {waterspout},  {torrent}, 
  {soaker}] 
  3:  the  rising  of  a  body  of  water  and  its  overflowing  onto 
  normally  dry  land  [syn:  {flood},  {inundation}] 
  v  1:  fill  beyond  capacity;  "The  water  flooded  the  fields"  [syn:  {flood}, 
  {inundate}] 
  2:  fill  quickly  beyond  capacity;  as  with  a  liquid;  "the 
  basement  was  inundated  after  the  storm";  "The  images 
  flooded  his  mind"  [syn:  {flood},  {inundate},  {swamp}] 
  3:  charge  someone  with  too  many  tasks  [syn:  {overwhelm},  {flood 
  out}] 
  4:  fill  or  cover  completely,  usually  with  water  [syn:  {inundate}, 
  {submerge}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Deluge 
  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  and  violence 
  that  filled  the  earth  in  the  ninth  generation  from  Adam.  God  in 
  righteous  indignation  determined  to  purge  the  earth  of  the 
  ungodly  race.  Amid  a  world  of  crime  and  guilt  there  was  one 
  household  that  continued  faithful  and  true  to  God,  the  household 
  of  Noah.  "Noah  was  a  just  man  and  perfect  in  his  generations." 
 
  At  the  command  of  God,  Noah  made  an  ark  300  cubits  long,  50 
  broad,  and  30  high.  He  slowly  proceeded  with  this  work  during  a 
  period  of  one  hundred  and  twenty  years  (Gen.  6:3).  At  length  the 
  purpose  of  God  began  to  be  carried  into  effect.  The  following 
  table  exhibits  the  order  of  events  as  they  occurred: 
 
  In  the  six  hundredth  year  of  his  life  Noah  is  commanded  by  God 
  to  enter  the  ark,  taking  with  him  his  wife,  and  his  three  sons 
  with  their  wives  (Gen.  7:1-10). 
 
  The  rain  begins  on  the  seventeenth  day  of  the  second  month 
  (Gen.  7:11-17). 
 
  The  rain  ceases,  the  waters  prevail,  fifteen  cubits  upward 
  (Gen.  7:18-24). 
 
  The  ark  grounds  on  one  of  the  mountains  of  Ararat  on  the 
  seventeenth  day  of  the  seventh  month,  or  one  hundred  and  fifty 
  days  after  the  Deluge  began  (Gen.  8:1-4). 
 
  Tops  of  the  mountains  visible  on  the  first  day  of  the  tenth 
  month  (Gen.  8:5). 
 
  Raven  and  dove  sent  out  forty  days  after  this  (Gen.  8:6-9). 
 
  Dove  again  sent  out  seven  days  afterwards;  and  in  the  evening 
  she  returns  with  an  olive  leaf  in  her  mouth  (Gen.  8:10,  11). 
 
  Dove  sent  out  the  third  time  after  an  interval  of  other  seven 
  days,  and  returns  no  more  (Gen.  8:12). 
 
  The  ground  becomes  dry  on  the  first  day  of  the  first  month  of 
  the  new  year  (Gen.  8:13). 
 
  Noah  leaves  the  ark  on  the  twenty-seventh  day  of  the  second 
  month  (Gen.  8:14-19). 
 
  The  historical  truth  of  the  narrative  of  the  Flood  is 
  established  by  the  references  made  to  it  by  our  Lord  (Matt. 
  24:37;  comp.  Luke  17:26).  Peter  speaks  of  it  also  (1  Pet.  3:20; 
  2  Pet.  2:5).  In  Isa.  54:9  the  Flood  is  referred  to  as  "the 
  waters  of  Noah."  The  Biblical  narrative  clearly  shows  that  so 
  far  as  the  human  race  was  concerned  the  Deluge  was  universal; 
  that  it  swept  away  all  men  living  except  Noah  and  his  family, 
  who  were  preserved  in  the  ark;  and  that  the  present  human  race 
  is  descended  from  those  who  were  thus  preserved. 
 
  Traditions  of  the  Deluge  are  found  among  all  the  great 
  divisions  of  the  human  family;  and  these  traditions,  taken  as  a 
  whole,  wonderfully  agree  with  the  Biblical  narrative,  and  agree 
  with  it  in  such  a  way  as  to  lead  to  the  conclusion  that  the 
  Biblical  is  the  authentic  narrative,  of  which  all  these 
  traditions  are  more  or  less  corrupted  versions.  The  most 
  remarkable  of  these  traditions  is  that  recorded  on  tablets 
  prepared  by  order  of  Assur-bani-pal,  the  king  of  Assyria.  These 
  were  however,  copies  of  older  records  which  belonged  to 
  somewhere  about  B.C.  2000,  and  which  formed  part  of  the  priestly 
  library  at  Erech  (q.v.),  "the  ineradicable  remembrance  of  a  real 
  and  terrible  event."  (See  {NOAH};  {CHALDEA}.) 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DELUGE,  n.  A  notable  first  experiment  in  baptism  which  washed  away 
  the  sins  (and  sinners)  of  the  world. 
 
 




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