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Meaning of SURGE

Pronunciation:  surj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sudden or abrupt strong increase; "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"
  2. [n]  a large sea wave
  3. [n]  a sudden forceful flow
  4. [v]  rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force, as on a wave
  5. [v]  rise in waves
  6. [v]  rise rapidly, as of a current or voltage
  7. [v]  rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
 

SURGE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: billow, heave, rush, scend, soar, soar up, soar upwards, spate, tide, upsurge, upsurge, zoom
 
 Antonyms: ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out
 
 See Also: arise, billow, blow up, come up, course, flow, flow, flowing, go up, increase, inflate, lift, move up, moving ridge, onrush, rise, run, step-up, uprise, wallow, wave

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Surge\, n. [L. surgere, surrectum, to raise, to rise; sub
    under + regere to direct: cf. OF. surgeon, sourgeon,
    fountain. See {Regent}, and cf. {Insurrection}, {Sortie},
    {Source}.]
    1. A spring; a fountain. [Obs.] ``Divers surges and springs
       of water.'' --Ld. Berners.
    
    2. A large wave or billow; a great, rolling swell of water,
       produced generally by a high wind.
    
             He that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven
             by the wind and tossed.               --James i. 6
                                                   (Rev. Ver.)
    
             He flies aloft, and, with impetuous roar, Pursues
             the foaming surges to the shore.      --Dryden.
    
    3. The motion of, or produced by, a great wave.
    
    4. The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon
       which the cable surges, or slips.
    
    
  2. \Surge\, v. i.
    1. To swell; to rise hifg and roll.
    
             The surging waters like a mountain rise. --Spenser.
    
    2. (Naut.) To slip along a windlass.
    
    
  3. \Surge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Surging}.] [Cf. F. surgir to cast anchor, to land. Cf.
    {Surge}, n.] (Naut.)
    To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a
    hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about (a
    capstan).
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Sorter, Updater, Report Generator, Etc. IBM 704, 1959. Sammet 1969, p.8.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A sudden swelling of discharge in unsteady flow.
 

 

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