Definition of glut :
1. A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
2. A block used for a fulcrum.
3. A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
4. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
5. An arched opening to the ashpit of a klin.
6. 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.
7. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
8. That which is swallowed.
9. The broad- nosed eel ( Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
10. To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
11. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
12. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
excess, thrust, swamp, englut, squeeze, overgorge, repletion, flood, binge, gourmandize, pig out, replete, full, overeat, block, gormandize, farce, pall, ingurgitate, lug, content, choke up, oversupply, scarf out, gormandise, surfeit, shove, cloy, suffice
exceed (part of speech: verb)
satisfy (part of speech: verb)
superfluity (part of speech: noun)
gratuitousness, overabundance, overindulgence, deluge, landslide, surplus, overrunning, excessiveness, copiousness, overdose, superfluous, exorbitance, immoderation, avalanche, extravagance, redundancy, overkill, superabundance, outrageousness, inundation
infuse (part of speech: verb)
- 296. Supposing, on the occurrence of a glut, that new and cheaper modes of producing are not discovered, and that the production continues to exceed the demand, then it is apparent that too much capital is employed in the trade; and after a time, the diminished rate of profit will drive some of the manufacturers to other occupations. - "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures", Charles Babbage.
- For us here at the West this is an all- important point, and even our Eastern friends, if they continue to plant grapes at the rate they have done for the last few years, will soon glut the market, and will be forced to make them into wine. - "The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines", George Husmann.
- There was, however, another sort of glut besides that of goods which resulted from the profit system. - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.