American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To fill beyond capacity, especially with food; satiate.
- v. To flood (a market) with an excess of goods so that supply exceeds demand.
- v. To eat or indulge in something excessively.
- n. An oversupply.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To swallow; especially, to swallow greedily.
- To fill to the extent of capacity; feast or delight to satiety; sate; gorge: as, to glut the appetite.
- To saturate.
- To feast to satiety; fill one's self to cloying.
- n. A glutton.
- n. A swallowing; that which has been swallowed.
- n. More of something than is desired; a super-abundance; so much as to cause displeasure or satiety, etc.; specifically, in com., an over-supply of any commodity in the market; a supply above the demand.
- n. The state of being glutted; a choking up by excess; an engorgement.
- n. A thick wooden wedge used for splitting blocks.
- n. Nautical: A piece of wood employed as a fulcrum in order to obtain a better lever-power in raising any body, or a piece of wood inserted beneath the thing to be raised in order to prevent its recoil when freshening the nip of the lever.
- n. A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head, to which the bunt-jigger is hooked to assist in furling the sail.—
- n. In brickmaking: A brick or block of small size, used to complete a course.
- n. A crude or green pressed brick. C. T. Davis, Bricks and Tiles, p. (69.—
- n. The broad-nosed eel, Anguilla latirostris.
- n. The offal or refuse of fish.
- To choke or partially fill up, as an enginecylinder or condenser-tube by a carbonaceous deposit from inferior oils used in lubrication. Animal oils, including tallow, suet, and lard, are found to produce both glutting and corrosion, the latter being due to the decomposition of the fats and the formation of fatty acids and the deposition of carbon. Mineral oils are free from these defects.
- n. A block, usually of bronze, in one face of which is a recess to receive the upset end of the valve- rod in a knuckle-joint. The glut is tightened by a wedge and screw, or by a key.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
- v. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
- v. To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
- n. That which is swallowed.
- n. Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance.
- n. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
- n. Prov. Eng. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
- n. (Mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
- n. (Bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
- n. (Arch.) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
- n. A block used for a fulcrum.
- n. (Zoöl.) The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
- v. supply with an excess of
- v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
- n. the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
- From Latin gluttio ("to swallow") ( > French engloutir ("to devour"), glouton ("glutton")). Akin to Russian глотать ("to swallow"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English glotten, probably from Old French glotoiier, to eat greedily, from Latin gluttīre. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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