- IPA: /ɡlʌt/
glut (plural gluts)
- An excess, too much.
- Synonyms: excess, overabundance, plethora, slew, surfeit, surplus
- Antonyms: lack, shortage
- a glut of the market
- 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 11, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (
please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
- That which is swallowed.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book VI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗, lines 588–589:
- And all their entrails tore, disgorging foul / Their devilish glut, [...]
- Something that fills up an opening.
- Synonyms: clog
- A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
- (mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
- (bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
- (architecture) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
- A block used for a fulcrum.
- The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla anguilla, syn. Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
- German: Schwemme, Überfluss, Überschuss
- Italian: eccesso, pletora, scorpacciata, sazietà
- Russian: изли́шество
glut (gluts, present participle glutting; past glutted, past participle glutted)
- (transitive) To fill to capacity, to satisfy all requirement or demand, to sate.
- to glut one's appetite
- The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace.
- (intransitive) To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
- 1847, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 2024748 ↗, (
please specify ):
- Like three horses that have broken fence, / And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn.
- Spanish: glotonear