Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “deluge”

See all translations

deluge

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdeljuːdʒ/
LARGE AMOUNT a very large amount of something that suddenly arrives: They have received a deluge of complaints.Large in number or quantity
RAIN a sudden, large amount of rain, or a floodRain
Translations of “deluge”
in Spanish diluvio, inundación…
in French déluge…
in German die Flut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Russian поток, лавина, ливень…
in Turkish tufan, yağmur veya sel baskını, afet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Polish lawina, powódź…
(Definition of deluge noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “deluge”

Definitions of “deluge” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More