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From Old French gloter (cf French engloutir ‎(to devour), glouton ‎(glutton))), from Latin gluttiō ‎(I swallow). Akin to Russian глотать ‎(glotatʹ, to swallow)[1].



glut ‎(plural gluts)

  1. an excess, too much
    a glut of the market
    • Macaulay
      A glut of those talents which raise men to eminence.
    • 2011 February 12, Les Roopanarine, “Birmingham 1 - 0 Stoke”, BBC:
      Indeed, it was clear from the outset that anyone hoping for a repeat of last weekend's Premier League goal glut would have to look beyond St Andrew's.
  2. That which is swallowed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  3. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
  4. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
  5. (mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?)
  6. (bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  7. (architecture) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
  8. A block used for a fulcrum.
  9. The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.



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glut ‎(third-person singular simple present gluts, present participle glutting, simple past and past participle glutted)

  1. To fill to capacity, to satisfy all requirement or demand, to sate.
    to glut one's appetite
    • Charles Kingsley
      The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace.
  2. To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
    • Tennyson
      Like three horses that have broken fence, / And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn.



  1. ^ glut” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).



IPA(key): /glut/


glut m inan

  1. (colloquial) goo (semi-solid substance)
  2. (colloquial) booger (mucus)