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Definition of the noun surge

What does surge mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: surges

  1. a sudden forceful flow
  2. a sudden or abrupt strong increase
    • example: stimulated a surge of speculation
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of surge: upsurge
    • more generic words: increase / step-up = the act of increasing something
  3. a large sea wave
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of surge: billow
    • more generic terms: moving ridge / wave = one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid

Alternative definition of the noun surge

noun

  1. [nautical] The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).
  2. A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient.
  3. A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.
  4. The maximum amplitude of a vehicles' forward/backward oscillation

Definition of the verb surge

What does surge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: surged | surging | surges

  1. rise and move, as in waves or billows
  2. rise rapidly
  3. rise or move forward
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of surge: tide
    • more generic words: course / feed / flow / run = move along, of liquids
  4. rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
  5. see one's performance improve

Alternative definition of the verb surge

verb

  1. [intransitive] To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.
  2. To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.
  3. [transitive, nautical] To slack off a line.

Phrases with Surge

Phrases starting with the word Surge:

  1. Surge Grouper
  2. surge protector
  3. Surge Damselfish
  4. surge suppressor

Phrases ending with the word Surge:

  1. Power Surge
  2. Storm Surge
  3. debris surge
  4. Pyroclastic Surge

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Surge

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Google previewAmerica's Failure in Iraq (2010)

Intervention to Withdrawal 1991-2010 by Michael M. O'Brien

The surge is a mission that calls for its soldiers to go house-to-house and door-to- door to kill bad guys. We should have been doing this all along instead of going on meaningless “presence patrols” to show the people we were around, in cities ...

Google previewCombined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation (2012)

by Ashok D Rao

Surge is a reversal of flow and is a complete breakdown of the continuous steady flow through the whole compressor. It results in mechanical damage to the compressor due to the large fluctuations of flow which produce changes in direction ...

Google previewGas Turbine Engineering Handbook (2012)

by Meherwan P. Boyce

Surge is a reversal of flow and is a complete breakdown of the continuous steady flow through the whole compressor. It results in mechanical damage to the compressor due to the large fluctuations of flow, which results in changes in direction ...

Google previewApplied Hydrometeorology (2009)

by Pukhraj Rakhecha, Vijay P. Singh

A storm surge is a large dome of water often 80 to 100 km wide and 4 to 8 m deep that sweeps across the coastline near where a cyclonic storm makes a...

Along the immediate coast the storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property.

Google previewClinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (2013)

A Practical Guide by Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd

Urinary LH Measurements The mid-cycle LH surge is the harbinger of future ovulation. For this...

As the LH surge is a succinct event, generally lasting only between 48 and 50 h, the majority of cycles will test positive on only 1 day. Because it ...

Google previewInstrumentation Fundamentals for Process Control (2001)

by Douglas O de Sa

Surge is a phenomenon that is particular to the combined use of gases with centrifugal compressors.

Surge is an unstable condition liable to propagate very swiftly, which, if left unattended, would seriously damage the machine itself and ...

Google previewPhacoemulsification Surgery (2005)

by Vajpayee

Surge is a sudden increase in outflow, beyond the compensating capacity of inflow, resulting in partial or...

Google previewFinance for Growth (2001)

Policy Choices in a Volatile World

The recent surge is an understandable response to concerns about aggregate loan performance in the countries concerned, and about the quality of information on which bank lending decisions were being made. Countries that already had a ...

Google previewElementary electricity and magnetism (1914)

a text-book for colleges and technical schools by William Suddards Franklin, Barry MacNutt

current soon cease; indeed the first reversed surge is the 132 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1996)

Volume 58 - Thermoplastics to Trays: Separation: Useful CaPatity by John J. McKetta Jr

Centrifugal and axial compressors operating below design volume flow rates are subject lo unstable operation or "surge." Because unstable operation can cause serious damage to turbocompressors. reliable control systems have been ...

Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

surge (1) [stru.] A horizontal force applied to a high level of a structure usually by a crane accelerating or braking. Crane surge is applied at crane rail level. It cannot exceed 0.25 of the ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

surge a short-duration (microsecond to millisecond) increase in power line voltage. Also called a spike or an impulse. surge arrester a device that limits overvolt- ages ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

storm surge Storm surge describes water fluctuations in the coastal ocean or lakes, resulting from water pushed toward the ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Hydrogeology (2011)

by D. J. Poehls, Gregory J. Smith

Surge block Also called a surge plunger. In well development, a ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production (1991)

by Norman J. Hyne

surge loss the rapid flow of filtrate into a formation before a filter cake has formed on the wellbore just after the formation has been drilled. (spurt loss) surge pressure the downhole increase in pressure due to tripping in or lowering ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Science (2009)

by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky

Storm surge/frequency statistics showing how it is increasingly less likely for more powerful storms to strike a segment of coast in...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (2011)

by Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya

During a surge, the flow velocity increases abruptly, and fast flow is maintained over some time (1–15 years) and over a wide area. The switch from slow to fast flow is an internally triggered ice flow instability, reflecting sudden changes within ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun surge:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb surge:

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Quotes about Surge

It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind. (Joseph Smith, Jr.)
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Scrabble value of S1U1R1G2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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