glut

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡlʌt/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Noun[edit]

glut (plural gluts)

  1. An excess, too much.
    Synonyms: excess, overabundance, plethora, slew, surfeit, surplus
    Antonyms: lack, shortage
    a glut of the market
    • 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 11, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
      A glut of those talents which raise men to eminence.
    • 2011 February 12, Les Roopanarine, “Birmingham 1 - 0 Stoke”, in BBC[1]:
      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.
    • 2020 April 23, Aarian Marshall, “Why Farmers Are Dumping Milk, Even as People Go Hungry”, in Wired[2]:
      “The glut is getting bigger every day, and now you’re starting to have to compete more on price,” says Jim Mikesell, Dog Star’s CEO. The company is looking into other uses for its crop.
  2. That which is swallowed.
  3. Something that fills up an opening.
    Synonym: clog
  4. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
  5. (mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing[2].
  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 anguilla, syn. Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To fill to capacity; to satisfy all demand or requirement; to sate.
    to glut one's appetite
  2. (intransitive) To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
    • 1847, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, [], OCLC 2024748, part II, page 42:
      And then we stroll'd / From room to room: in each we sat, we heard / The grave Professor. [...] / Till like three horses that have broken fence, / And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn, / We issued gorged with knowledge, [...]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “glut”, in Online Etymology Dictionary
  2. ^ 1881, Rossiter W. Raymond, A Glossary of Mining and Metallurgical Terms

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.
(See the entry for glut in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin glūten.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glut m inan

  1. (colloquial) goo (semi-solid substance)
  2. (colloquial) booger (mucus)
    Synonyms: gil, smark, śpik

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Further reading[edit]

  • glut in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • glut in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Glut.

Noun[edit]

glut (nominative plural gluts)

  1. glow

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