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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A glut of bonds on the market pushed prices down.
▪ When there is a glut of milk more products like yoghurt are made.
▪ Against overwhelming odds, I surrendered myself and watched a glut of documentaries about the military hardware.
▪ And for the pleasure of it I apply my rule to the urban world of glut.
▪ Frieder could have a glut of scholarships available on short notice.
▪ In many cases the salvaged timber was sold, albeit at prices depressed by the glut of timber on the market.
▪ No critical shortages or gluts livened things up this year for traders in the futures pits at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
▪ The crucial part was what came between those two goals, however, with a glut of chances going begging.
▪ The Internet should be available to the public without all the glut and advertising we have to pay to get it.
▪ The quota system did it; there was a milk glut.
▪ Manufacturers continue to glut communities with handguns, assault weapons and ammunition.
▪ There was no feeling sorry: he took down too many days for easeful sorrow; he glutted on ruin.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glut \Glut\ (gl[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Glutting.] [OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir, gloutir, L. glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. ? to eat, Skr. gar. Cf. Gluttion, Englut.]

  1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.

    Though every drop of water swear against it, And gape at widest to glut him.

  2. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.

    His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice, Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes.

    The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace.
    --C. Kingsley.

    To glut the market, to furnish an oversupply of any article of trade, so that there is no sale for it.


Glut \Glut\, v. i. To eat gluttonously or to satiety.

Like three horses that have broken fence, And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn.


Glut \Glut\, n.

  1. That which is swallowed.

  2. 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.

    A glut of those talents which raise men to eminence.

  3. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.

    1. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks. [Prov. Eng.]

    2. (Mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.

    3. (Bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.

    4. (Arch.) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.

    5. A block used for a fulcrum.

  4. (Zo["o]l.) The broad-nosed eel ( Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "to swallow too much; to feed to repletion," probably from Old French gloter "to swallow, gulp down," from Latin gluttire "swallow, gulp down," from PIE root *gwele- (3) "to swallow" (cognates: Russian glot "draught, gulp"). Related: Glutted; glutting.


1530s, "a gulp," from glut (v.). Meaning "condition of being full or sated" is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.


n. an excess, too much vb. 1 To fill to capacity, to satisfy all requirement or demand, to sate. 2 To eat gluttonously or to satiety.

  1. n. the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall [syn: oversupply, surfeit]

  2. [also: glutting, glutted]

  1. v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on icecream" [syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out]

  2. supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient" [syn: flood, oversupply]

  3. [also: glutting, glutted]


Glut or GLUT may refer to:

  • Glöð a legendary Scandinavian queen, wife of Logi, sometimes considered a goddess.
  • Overproduction, the opposite of underproduction or a shortage
  • Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages, a book by Alex Wright
  • Glucose transporter (GLUT), a family of membrane proteins in biology
  • OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT), a computer program library
  • A large wooden wedge used in wood splitting
  • Donald F. Glut (born 1944), American writer and filmmaker

Usage examples of "glut".

What a preposterous glut of paper and ink he has amassed, loose leaves and envelopes and journals with spines and notebooks sewn with string, all neatly filled with his blockish, inelegant handwriting, all annotated with symbols in his own private code, signifying such things as further study needed or but is this really true?

The Caermelor Road had threaded its way through farmlands, past garths and granges, crofts and byres, alongside hedged meadows where cattle pondered or shepherds with crosiers in hand followed their flocks, past pitch-roofed haystacks, ponds teeming with ducks, tilled patches of worts in leafy rows, and burgeoning fields of einkorn, emmer, and spelt where hoop-backed reapers toiled, by vineyards glutted with overflow of clammy juice and moss-trunked orchards already ravished, the last windfalls rotting on the ground, their sweet decay choired by sucking insects.

Between them and the vision, between the fecund San Joaquin, reeking with fruitfulness, and the millions of Asia crowding toward the verge of starvation, lay the iron-hearted monster of steel and steam, implacable, insatiable, huge--its entrails gorged with the life blood that it sucked from an entire commonwealth, its ever hungry maw glutted with the harvests that should have fed the famished bellies of the whole world of the Orient.

Scholastica, was glutted with voluptuous enjoyment, and was certain that I had only eluded her desires from motives of delicacy.

Lords Belath and Lesk the Glut, Grigis and Menor Maimbite, Lascula Longtooth and Tor Tornbody were missing, along with many lesser Wamphyri lights.

Lancelot and Bors had held the Merman Gate and how they had carpeted the sands with Prankish dead and glutted the gulls with Prankish offal.

At last the moss was so glutted that it went into sporulation, puffing up cancerously and sending milky clouds of reproductive bodies spewing into the air.

Whether it was attributable to an unconsumed glut of the markets, or apprehension of a panic, had to be considered.

No truce till one or the other falls and gluts with blood Ares who hacks at men behind his rawhide shield.

The oncidium had produced a new plant, and rested, and now that trouble showed up, and a temporary glut of water, he was sure a number of the rest of the collection would soon think about blooming.

The Surinamese, here to visit relatives or buy produce to sell back in Parbo, must have wondered why, but patience has never been rationed in the Third World, nor information a glut.

As they chewed, the conversation would come back to Rasputin, but now things appeared to them in their proper perspective, and once glutted with cake, they were even able to deplore, in all sincerity, the abysmal corruption of court life under the tsars.

You've got a bare crust in the cupboard 'ere, I works from 'and to mouth in a glutted market--an' there they stand abaht agyne in their britches in the 'oases o' the gryte.

Skor had found work for himself and the other berserks for a while helping the Islers harvest drift-timber from the Beach of Bleached Bones, but there had not been the anticipated glut of Mingol wrecks.

It was perhaps the most characteristic sight on Cy clops: Jackson's buzzards, swift, cniel-taloned, steely winged, on the track of a wolfshark, which killed for savage delight and not for hunger, so that even the mon strous appetites of the birds were easily glutted by its gore-leaking victims.