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Meaning of AVALANCHE

Pronunciation:  'avu`lanch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things; "the program brought an avalanche of mail"
  2. [n]  a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  3. [v]  of snow masses in the mountains

AVALANCHE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: roll down
 See Also: come down, descend, fall, go down, happening, lahar, natural event, occurrence, slide



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Av"a*lanche`\ (?; 277), n. [F. avalanche, fr. avaler
to descend, to let down, from aval down, downward; ? (L. ad)
+ val, L. vallis, valley. See {Valley}.]
1. A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down
   a mountain side, or falling down a precipice.

2. A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an
   avalanche of snow or ice.

3. A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To watch in avalanche in a dream is to see obstacles coming and have no way to avoid those obstacles. An avalanche is usually a warning, and can be avoided in real life if one is careful and changes a plan or a detail or two. Since an avalanche is very dramatic, it is likely that the dreamer will know exactly what the symbol represents, and other symbols within the dream will likely point to the best course of action. In a prophetic dream if you are buried under an avalanche oddly enough is considered a good sign and you will likely receive a spectacular stroke of good luck! If you dream of others being buried under this avalanche then a change of surrounding is likely to occur.
Thesaurus Terms
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