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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.


Who is Surge?

Surge a.k.a. Matt Hardy: Matthew Moore "Matt" Hardy is an American professional wrestler. He is under contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Hardy is best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment. Before signing with WWE, Hardy, with his brother Jeff, founded a wrestling organization called Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts. While there, Hardy held many championships including the Heavyweight and Tag Team Championship, which he held with Jeff.


Surge is a musical group.


  1. Surge a.k.a. Bandai Namco Games Inc. is an arcade, mobile and home video game publisher, based in Japan. The company also publishes video, music and other entertainment products related to its video game IPs. It is the product of a merger between the video game development divisions of Bandai and Namco. Originally referred to in the West as Namco Bandai Games, the company was internationally renamed as Bandai Namco Games in January 2014.
  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.


"Surge" is a short story written by Erin Soros.

  • award: - Robert Olen Butler Prize nomination for Erin Soros


"Surge" is a 1997 animation film directed by Jan Otto Ertesvåg.

  • country: United Kingdom
  • genre: Animation
  • released in (18 years ago)


  1. "Surge" is a composition.
  2. "Surge" is a musical album of Mark Bell.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  3. "Surge" is a musical EP of Clockwork.
    • also known as Surge (Remixes)
    • released on
  4. "Surge" is a musical single of Amon Tobin.
    • released on
  5. "Surge" is a musical EP of Beautiful Contributors.
    • released on
  6. "Surge" is a musical EP of Jimanica × Ametsub, Jimanica, Ametsub.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  7. "Surge" is a composition.
  8. "Surge" is a musical EP of Cosmo's Midnight.
    • released on
  9. "Surge" is a musical album of New York Jazz Quartet.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  10. "Surge" is a musical EP of Ant & Rackitt.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  11. "Surge" is a composition.
  12. "Surge" is a musical album of Aphorism.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  13. "Surge" is a musical EP of Def FX.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  14. "Surge" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  15. "Surge" is a musical album of Jane Child.


Surge is a soft drink developed by the New Products team at Coca Cola Atlanta in 1996-7. Surge was first produced by The Coca-Cola Company to compete with Pepsi's Mountain Dew during the 1990s. Surge was advertised as having a more "hardcore" edge, much like Mountain Dew's advertising at this time, in an attempt to further take customers away from Pepsi. A variant was launched the following year in Norway, Urge, because the Surge trademark was not available there. After being discontinued in 2003 because of lagging sales, September 15, 2014 Coca-Cola re-released it as a result of a group on Facebook known as the "Surge Movement".


  1. Surge a.k.a. Jerk: In physics, jerk, also known as jolt, surge, or lurch, is the rate of change of acceleration; that is, the derivative of acceleration with respect to time, and as such the second derivative of velocity, or the third derivative of position.
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  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.
  4. Surge is a marketing campaign.
  5. Surge is a school mascot.

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 previewWeather Radar Networking (2012)

Seminar on COST Project 73 by C.G. Collier, M. Chapuis

The storm surge is a product of the circulation and transport of water due to wind stress and changes in atmospheric...

Google previewRising Seas (2013)

Past, Present, Future by Vivien Gornitz

A storm surge is the increase in ocean water level near the coast generated by a passing storm, above that resulting from the astronomical tides. The sea responds to the storm in two different ways. As the air pressure drops, the load of the ...

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 previewClinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (2007)

by Tommaso Falcone, William Hurd

Urinary LH Measurements The midcycle LH surge is the harbinger of the coming ovulation.

Because the LH surge is a succinct event, generally lasting only between 48 to 50 hours, in the majority of cycles testing will only be positive on 1 ...

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 previewJournal of Education (1832)

A surge is a wo A surge is a large wave. "A riddle is a sieve." A sieve is an utensil to sepa. rate flour from bran, a riddle is used for cleaning in "Glossy - smooth." A thing is smooth that as an even surface, but to be glossy that surface must be a ...

Google previewOvulation Induction and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (2014)

A Practical Guide by Roy Homburg

The mid-cycle LH surge is the trigger for ovulation Chapter 2: Physiology of Ovulation.

Google previewAlways Use Protection (2008)

A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing by Dan Appleman

'A power surge is a sudden increase in voltage that. Chapter 7 Locking Up, Part 2: System and Application Configuration 105 ls Life Possible Without ...

Google previewPredicting Storm Surges: Chaos, Computational Intelligence, Data Assimilation and Ensembles (2011)

UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis by Michael Siek

Storm surge is a meteorologically forced long wave motion which is pushed toward the shore. It is generated by a combination of meteorological forces of the wind friction and low air pressure due to a storm and oscillates in the period range of ...

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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

Storm surge is a response of the ocean to changing atmospheric pressure and strong winds caused by cyclonic weather...

Storm surge results from the combined action of extreme wind shear stress on the ocean which moves and holds water ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Surge. (1) A momentary increase in flow (in an open conduit) or pressure (in a closed conduit) that passes longitudinally along the conduit, usually because of sudden changes in velocity or quantity. (2) Any periodic, usually abrupt, change in ...

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 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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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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