Glut, n. 1. That
which is swallowed. Milton
2. 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.
A glut of those talents which raise men to
3. Something that fills up an opening; a
4. (a) A wooden wedge used in
splitting blocks. [Prov. Eng.] (b)
(Mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing
or tubbing. Raymond. (c)
(Bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to
fill out a course. Knight. (d)
(Arch.) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
(e) A block used for a fulcrum.
5. (Zoöl.) The broad-nosed eel
(Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West
Glut (glŭt), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Glutted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Glutting.] [OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir,
gloutir, L. glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. ? to
eat, Skr. gar. Cf. Gluttion, Englut.]
1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to
Though every drop of water swear against it, Shak.
And gape at widest to glut him.
2. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the
desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice,
Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes.
The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to
glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded
populace. C. Kingsley.
To glut the market, to furnish an oversupply
of any article of trade, so that there is no sale for it.
Glut, v. i. To eat gluttonously or
Like three horses that have broken fence,
And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn.