Pronunciation Noun

glut (plural gluts)

  1. 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 ↗:
  2. 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, [...]
  3. Something that fills up an opening.
    Synonyms: 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.
  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 Translations Verb

glut (gluts, present participle glutting; past glutted, past participle glutted)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
Translations Translations
  • Spanish: glotonear

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