Definition of Surge

1. Noun. A sudden forceful flow.

Exact synonyms: Rush, Spate, Upsurge
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Specialized synonyms: Debris Storm, Debris Surge, Onrush

2. Verb. Rise and move, as in waves or billows. "The army surged forward"
Exact synonyms: Billow, Heave
Generic synonyms: Blow Up, Inflate
Derivative terms: Billow, Heave, Heaving

3. Noun. A sudden or abrupt strong increase. "An upsurge in violent crime"
Exact synonyms: Upsurge
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up

4. Verb. Rise rapidly. "The dollar soared against the yen"
Exact synonyms: Soar, Soar Up, Soar Upwards, Zoom
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Specialized synonyms: Billow, Wallow
Derivative terms: Zoom, Zoom

5. Noun. A large sea wave.
Exact synonyms: Billow
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave
Derivative terms: Billow, Billowy

6. Verb. Rise or move forward. "Surging waves"
Exact synonyms: Tide
Generic synonyms: Course, Feed, Flow, Run
Antonyms: Ebb
Derivative terms: Tide

7. Verb. Rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave. "The boats surged"
Exact synonyms: Scend
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise

8. Verb. See one's performance improve. "He levelled the score and then surged ahead"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Better, Improve, Meliorate

Definition of Surge

1. n. A spring; a fountain.

2. v. i. To swell; to rise hifg and roll.

3. v. t. To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about (a capstan).

Definition of Surge

1. Noun. A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient. ¹

2. Noun. The maximum amplitude of a vehicles' forward/backward oscillation ¹

3. Noun. (electricity) A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To rush, flood, or increase suddenly. ¹

6. Verb. To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive nautical) To slack off a line. ¹

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Definition of Surge

1. to move in a swelling manner [v SURGED, SURGING, SURGES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Surge

surge (current term)
surge protector
surge suppressor
surge suppressors
surgeon's knot

Literary usage of Surge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1922)
"3 7/i analytical methods the surge chamber is usually taken as uniform in ... 4 Tin nindi I m< thod is readily extended to the case of a surge chamber with ..."

2. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"... F.] t* the Deed doing ; to lead one into an ErA surge, ;of Surada, LI a Billow or Wave o) the Sea, efpc'. ... To surge, \_Sta ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"—L. surgere, to rise ; see surge (below). unruly, disregarding restraint. ... Fabyan has unruled. surge. (L.) Coined directly from L. surgere, ..."

4. The Poetical Works of Samuel Lover by Samuel Lover (1868)
"Fancy waves her magic wand; Then the surge that's heavenward springing Towards ... Upward still the surge is straining, As 'twould reach the studded sky, ..."

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