Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To fill beyond capacity, especially with food; satiate.
  • intransitive verb To flood (a market) with an excess of goods so that supply exceeds demand.
  • intransitive verb To eat or indulge in something excessively.
  • noun An oversupply.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To choke or partially fill up, as an enginecylinder or condenser-tube by a carbonaceous deposit from inferior oils used in lubrication.
  • 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A glutton.
  • noun A swallowing; that which has been swallowed.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The state of being glutted; a choking up by excess; an engorgement.
  • noun A thick wooden wedge used for splitting blocks.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.—
  • noun In brickmaking: A brick or block of small size, used to complete a course.
  • noun A crude or green pressed brick. C. T. Davis, Bricks and Tiles, p. (69.—
  • noun The broad-nosed eel, Anguilla latirostris.
  • noun The offal or refuse of fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
  • transitive verb To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
  • transitive verb to furnish an oversupply of any article of trade, so that there is no sale for it.
  • intransitive verb To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
  • noun That which is swallowed.
  • noun Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance.
  • noun Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
  • noun (Mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
  • noun (Bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
  • noun (Arch.) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
  • noun A block used for a fulcrum.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an excess, too much
  • verb To fill to capacity, to satisfy all requirement or demand, to sate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb supply with an excess of
  • verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
  • noun the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English glotten, probably from Old French glotoiier, to eat greedily, from Latin gluttīre.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin gluttio ("to swallow") ( > French engloutir ("to devour"), glouton ("glutton")). Akin to Russian глотать ("to swallow").

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  • The prudence of the greatest poet answers at last the craving and glut of the soul, puts off nothing ... Whitman, Preface 1855

    December 9, 2006

  • A wooden splitting wedge.

    November 20, 2007

  • an excessive supply

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    October 12, 2016