Definitions of glut

  1. supply with an excess of; " flood the market with tennis shoes"; " Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
  2. the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
  3. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; " She stuffed herself at the dinner"; " The kids binged on icecream"
  4. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
  5. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
  6. To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
  7. That which is swallowed.
  8. Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance; as, a glut of the market.
  9. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
  10. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
  11. A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
  12. A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
  13. An arched opening to the ashpit of a klin.
  14. A block used for a fulcrum.
  15. The broad- nosed eel ( Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
  16. An excess or superabundance.
  17. To fill to repletion; oversupply.
  18. Glutted.
  19. Glutting.
  20. To swallow greedily: to feast to satiety: to supply in excess:- pr. p. glutting; pa. p. glutted.
  21. That which is gorged: more than enough: anything that obstructs the passage.
  22. A superabundance.
  23. To gorge; feast to satiety.
  24. To gorge.
  25. An excessive supply; plethora.
  26. That which is gorged; plenty, to loathing; more than enough; oversupply; anything that obstructs a passage.
  27. To swallow greedily; to gorge; to cloy; to sate; to feast or delight even to satiety; to saturate.
  28. To swallow greedily; to gorge; to fill or to be filled beyond sufficiency.
  29. Superabundance; more than enough- as, the market is glutted; anything which obstructs a passage.

Usage examples for glut

  1. Daniel hobbled up, and shouted, and rejoiced, and shook hands with the rest, hardly caring to understand that the lieutenant and his gang had quitted the house by a front window, and that all had poured out in search of them; the greater part, however, returning to liberate the prisoners, and then glut their vengeance on the house and its contents. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  2. 15 In meinem Herzen welche Glut! – An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas
  3. " Well, the glut of honeymooning couples in the Lakes is now a thing of the past," said Wilson, smiling at his future bride. – The Privet Hedge by J. E. Buckrose
  4. " We have had such a glut of Romeos and Mephistos and cowboys. – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  5. Now, what notable characteristic and main feature of the business system of our forefathers resulted from the glut thus produced? – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  6. The glut on the labor market was tremendous and wages reached the vanishing point in a currency which would buy little. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  7. They'll glut the market and the bottom will drop out of this cedar boom. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  8. These, in the country districts, were utterly enslaved; while in the cities, nominal freedom was of little use to masses kept from starvation by the alms of the government, and drugged into brutish good humour by a vast system of public spectacles, in which the realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  9. Or it may have been a manufacturer on a great scale who looked abroad and fancied that he saw, though still a long way off, that bugbear of manufacturers, a glut. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. He anon took leave and took Mrs. Barbary his niece home with him, and seems very thankful to me for the L10 I did give him for my wife's rent of his house, and I am sure I am beholding to him, for it was a great convenience to me, and then my wife home to London by water and I to the office till 8 at night, and so to my Lord Bruncker's, thinking to have been merry, having appointed a meeting for Sir J. Minnes and his company and Mrs. Knipp again, but whatever hindered I know not, but no company come, which vexed me because it disappointed me of the glut of mirthe I hoped for. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  11. Our chief aim is not to keep a market open and steady, but to glut it with over- production or to block it with excessive prices. – In the Border Country by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  12. He had pursued him from place to place with untiring vigilance, and had watched, day after day, and month after month, for an opportunity to glut his revenge, but none offered. – The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776 by Henry C. Watson
  13. The trade in spices had proved the most lucrative of all, and measures had been taken to prevent any undue lowering of the price by a glut in the market. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  14. The Catholic peasantry banded together in clubs, known as Defenders, to glut their hatred upon Protestant landlords and tithe- reaping clergy. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  15. He returned to it again and again, in Cumberland playing at the game with half a dozen fellow- undergraduates whom he had bitten with the mania; but in Switzerland during the Long vacations giving himself over to a glut of it, with only a guide and porter for company- sometimes alone, if he could ever be said to be alone. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  16. Thou canst not pardon her, thou canst not save her: Then heap not on thyself the odious blame, That thou, with cruel and contemptuous triumph, Didst glut thyself with gazing on thy victim. – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  17. And yet others answered, saying, " It is neither by reason of glut, nor yet of spots on the sun that this evil hath come to pass, but because of lack of confidence." – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  18. Besides, they had had a glut of Christian blood; a reaction of feeling had taken place, and, in spite of the suspicion of witchcraft, the youth and the beauty of Callista recommended her to their compassion. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  19. However well men may try to balance the trend of affairs so as to produce a normal relation between the output and the needs of humanity, the natural laws do not cease to operate in a rhythmic alternation between the high prices which stimulate production and the glut of goods which overtakes the demand of the market and breaks the price. – Success (Second Edition) by Max Aitken Beaverbrook