1

glut

play
verb \ˈglət\

Definition of glut

glutted

;

glutting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to fill especially with food to satiety glutted themselves at the restaurant buffet

  3. 2 :  to flood (the market) with goods so that supply exceeds demand The market is glutted with oil.

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to eat gluttonously

Origin and Etymology of glut

Middle English glouten, probably from Anglo-French glutir to swallow, from Latin gluttire — more at glutton


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of glut

satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire. years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel readers were sated with sensationalistic stories surfeit implies a nauseating repletion. surfeited themselves with junk food cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting. sentimental pictures that cloy after a while pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite. a life of leisure eventually begins to pall glut implies excess in feeding or supplying. a market glutted with diet books gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking. gorged themselves with chocolate

2

glut

noun

Definition of glut

  1. 1 :  an excessive quantity :  oversupply a glut of oil on the market

  2. 2 archaic :  the act or process of glutting

Origin and Etymology of glut

see 1glut


First Known Use: circa 1546


3

glut

verb

Definition of glut

glutted

;

glutting

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to swallow greedily

Origin and Etymology of glut

probably from obsolete glut, noun, swallow


First Known Use: 1600


GLUT Defined for English Language Learners

glut

noun

Definition of glut for English Language Learners

  • : too much of something : a supply of something that is much more than is needed or wanted


GLUT Defined for Kids

1

glut

play
verb \ˈglət\

Definition of glut for Students

glutted

;

glutting

  1. 1 :  to make very full

  2. 2 :  to flood with goods so that supply is greater than demand The market is glutted with new cars.


2

glut

play
noun

Definition of glut for Students

  1. :  too much of something



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up glut? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!