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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


  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


  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


Surge a.k.a. Matt Hardy: Matthew Moore "Matt" Hardy is a semi-retired American professional wrestler. He is best known for his stints in World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.


Surge is a musical group.

There are other groups with Surge in their name, like Such a surge.


  1. Surge a.k.a. Bandai Namco Games: Namco Bandai Games Inc. is an arcade, mobile and home video game developer and publisher based in Japan. It is the product of a merger between the video game development divisions of Bandai and Namco.
    • also known as Namco Bandai Games America, Namco Bandai Games
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • nominated to BAFTA Games Award for Strategy - "Dark Souls" (Award Nominee: Development Team), with From Software
        • nominated to BAFTA Games Award for Online and Multiplayer - "Dark Souls" (Award Nominee: Development Team), with From Software
        • nominated to BAFTA Games Award for Strategy - "Dark Souls-Prepare to Die Edition" (Development Team), with From Software
        • nominated to VGX Award for Best Fighting Game - "Tekken Revolution"
        • nominated to VGX Award for Best RPG - "Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch", with Level-5 & Studio Ghibli
        • nominated to VGX Award for Best Soundtrack - "Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch", with Level-5
        • VGX Award for Best RPG - "Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch", with Studio Ghibli & Level-5
        • nominated to BAFTA Games Award for Artistic Achievement - "Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch", with Yoshiyuki Momose & Level-5
        • nominated to BAFTA Games Award for Sports - "F1 2013" (Development Team), with Codemasters & Swordfish Studios
        • nominated to BAFTA Games Award for Story - "Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch" (Development Team), with Level-5 & Akihiro Hino
    • official website:
  2. Surge is a Spike Video Game Awards nominated Video Game Publisher.


Surge is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of the student body in the Xavier Institute, and a member of the former New Mutants squad therein. She maintained her powers post M-Day and was the leader of the New X-Men. She first appeared in New Mutants, vol. 2 #8.

There are other characters with Surge in their name, like Surge Protector.


  1. "Surge" is a musical album of Mark Bell.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  2. "Surge" is a musical EP of Clockwork.
    • also known as Surge (Remixes)
    • released on
  3. "Surge" is a musical single of Amon Tobin.
    • released on
  4. "Surge" is a musical EP of Ant & Rackitt.
    • released on (9 years ago)


Surge was a variation of a Norwegian citrus soft drink called Urge. Surge, like Urge, was produced by the Coca-Cola Company to compete with Pepsi's Mountain Dew.


  1. Surge a.k.a. Jerk: In physics, jerk, also known as jolt, surge and lurch, is the rate of change of acceleration; that is, the derivative of acceleration with respect to time, the second derivative of velocity, or the third derivative of position.
    • also known as Jolt, Lurch
  2. Surge: Glacial surges are short-lived events where a glacier can advance substantially, moving at velocities up to 100 times faster than normal. Surging glaciers are clustered around a few areas. High concentrations of surging glaciers can be found in Svalbard, Canadian Arctic islands, Alaska and Iceland. In some glaciers, surges can occur in fairly regular cycles with 15 to 100 or more surge events per year. In other glaciers, surging is unpredictable. In some glaciers, however, the period of stagnation and build-up between two surges typically lasts 10–200 years and is called the quiescent phase. During this period the velocities of the glacier are significantly lower, and the glaciers can retreat substantially.
  3. Surge is an English student radio station based at the University of Southampton. Founded in 1976 as Radio Heffalump, the station was renamed Radio Glen the following year and originally broadcast from the university's Glen Eyre Halls complex. The station was relocated to Highfield Campus and rebranded as Surge in 2001, and is owned by the Southampton University Students' Union.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Surge

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Google previewAeration Control System Design (2013)

A Practical Guide to Energy and Process Optimization by Thomas E. Jenkins

Surge is a complex phenomenon that only occurs at low flow conditions in centrifugal blowers. The term refers to a pulsating reversal of flow in the ...

Google previewHazard-Wise (1995)

Classroom Resources for Teachers on Natural Hazards & Disasters by Chris Dolan

A storm surge is a raised dome of sea water typically 60km to 80km across and 2 metres to 5 metres above normal sea level. As a tropical cyclone reaches the coast, the huge winds whip up the sea and push the dome of water over low-lying ...

Google previewCartographies of Danger (2008)

Mapping Hazards in America by Mark Monmonier

Storm surge is an equally fearsome threat to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Although strong winds and flooding damage both inland and coastal locations, a hurricane's most lethal attack is a wall of water that carries the destructive attack of ...

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

by A Rao

Compressor surge Compressor surge is a phenomenon of considerable interest, yet it is not fully understood. It is a form of unstable operation and should be avoided. Unfortunately it occurs frequently, sometimes with damaging results.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara

surge is the major amount of GH that is released during 24 hours.

Google previewWind and seismic effects (1983)

proceedings of the 14th joint panel conference of the U.S.-Japan cooperative program in natural resources by United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources. Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, Riley M. Chung, Hai Sang Lew, William D. Kovacs, United States. National Bureau of Standards

When this mound of water reaches the coastal area, it will feel the bottom of the continental shelf and the storm surge is the result. In deep water, the mound of water is only a few centimeters high and hardly discernible. It is only in reaching the ...

Google previewMedical Physiology (2008)

by Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep

The LH surge is an abrupt and dramatic rise in the LH level that occurs around the 13th to 14th day of the follicular...

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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Environmetrics (2001)

by Abdel H. El-Shaarawi, Walter W. Piegorsch

Storm surge modeling represents one of the early success stories for operational modeling of the ocean, dating back to the early 1950s in the UK and the Netherlands (for an overview see [21]). In Atlantic Canada operational storm surge ...

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 Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition (2009)

by David Longshore

its swirling storm surge—the dome of sea- water that it carried beneath its eyewall—began to loom ever larger. Though just a swell in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management (2010)

by V. K. Narayanan, Gina Colarelli O'Connor

surge. of. reactivation . 45.4.1 Japan's contrast between co-evolution and its disengagement In contrast to the high-tech miracle of the 1980s, Japan experienced a ...

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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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