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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surge  \Surge\,  n.  [L.  surgere  surrectum  to  raise,  to  rise;  sub 
  under  +  regere  to  direct:  cf  OF  surgeon,  sourgeon, 
  fountain.  See  {Regent},  and  cf  {Insurrection},  {Sortie}, 
  1.  A  spring;  a  fountain.  [Obs.]  ``Divers  surges  and  springs 
  of  water.''  --Ld.  Berners 
  2.  A  large  wave  or  billow;  a  great,  rolling  swell  of  water, 
  produced  generally  by  a  high  wind. 
  He  that  doubteth  is  like  the  surge  of  the  sea  driven 
  by  the  wind  and  tossed.  --James  i.  6 
  (Rev.  Ver.) 
  He  flies  aloft,  and  with  impetuous  roar,  Pursues 
  the  foaming  surges  to  the  shore.  --Dryden. 
  3.  The  motion  of  or  produced  by  a  great  wave. 
  4.  The  tapered  part  of  a  windlass  barrel  or  a  capstan,  upon 
  which  the  cable  surges,  or  slips. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surge  \Surge\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  swell;  to  rise  hifg  and  roll. 
  The  surging  waters  like  a  mountain  rise.  --Spenser. 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  slip  along  a  windlass. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surge  \Surge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Surged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Surging}.]  [Cf.  F.  surgir  to  cast  anchor,  to  land.  Cf 
  {Surge},  n.]  (Naut.) 
  To  let  go  or  slacken  suddenly,  as  a  rope;  as  to  surge  a 
  hawser  or  messenger;  also  to  slacken  the  rope  about  (a 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  sudden  forceful  flow  [syn:  {rush},  {spate},  {upsurge}] 
  2:  a  sudden  or  abrupt  strong  increase:  "stimulated  a  surge  of 
  speculation";  "an  upsurge  of  emotion";  "an  upsurge  in 
  violent  crime"  [syn:  {upsurge}] 
  3:  a  large  sea  wave  [syn:  {billow}] 
  v  1:  rise  and  move  as  in  waves  or  billows;  "The  army  surged 
  forward"  [syn:  {billow},  {heave}] 
  2:  rise  rapidly,  as  of  a  current  or  voltage  [syn:  {soar},  {soar 
  up},  {soar  upwards},  {zoom}] 
  3:  rise  in  waves  [syn:  {tide}]  [ant:  {ebb}] 
  4:  rise  or  heave  upward  under  the  influence  of  a  natural  force, 
  as  on  a  wave  [syn:  {scend}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Sorter,  Updater,  Report  Generator,  Etc  IBM  704,  1959. 
  Sammet  1969,  p.8. 

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