From Middle English glotien, 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”).
glut (plural gluts)
- 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:
- 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:
- “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.
- That which is swallowed.
- Something that fills up an opening.
- Synonym: 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.
- (Britain, soccer) Five goals scored by one player in a game.
- (transitive) To fill to capacity; to satisfy all demand or requirement; to sate.
- to glut one's appetite
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act III, scene iii:
- Come Kings and Baſſoes, let vs glut our ſwords
That thirſt to drinke the feeble Perſeans blood.
- 1852 January – 1853 April, Charles Kingsley, Jun., “Preface”, in Hypatia: Or, New Foes with an Old Face. […], volume I, London: John W[illiam] Parker and Son, […], published 1853, OCLC 1932017, page ix:
- [T]he 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, “Part II”, in The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 2024748, 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, [...]
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)
glut m inan
- (colloquial) goo (semi-solid substance)
- (colloquial) booger (mucus)
- glut in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- glut in Polish dictionaries at PWN
glut (nominative plural gluts)