from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fill beyond capacity, especially with food; satiate.
- transitive v. To flood (a market) with an excess of goods so that supply exceeds demand.
- intransitive v. To eat or indulge in something excessively.
- n. An oversupply.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an excess, too much
- v. To fill to capacity, to satisfy all requirement or demand, to sate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
- transitive v. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
- intransitive 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. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
- n. A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
- n. A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
- n. An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
- n. A block used for a fulcrum.
- n. The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English glotten, probably from Old French glotoiier, to eat greedily, from Latin gluttīre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gluttio ("to swallow") ( > French engloutir ("to devour"), glouton ("glutton")). Akin to Russian глотать ("to swallow"). (Wiktionary)