- to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite.
- to feed or fill to excess; cloy.
- to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand.
- to choke up: to glut a channel.
- to eat to satiety or to excess.
- a full supply.
- an excessive supply or amount; surfeit.
- an act of glutting or the state of being glutted.
Origin of glut
Examples from the Web for gluts
The boughs swung over them and swept them; the swamp-water was lifted, and gluts of it slapped in Flor's face.
The grub that does not eat its fill remains small, while the one that gluts itself grows fat.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Then, there was the theory of general "gluts," and of what is still denounced as over-production.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)
Sir Leslie Stephen
Cheapness caused by gluts of the market is merely a disease of clumsy and wanton commerce.The Crown of Wild Olive
With fruit in gluts, and dropping fast, the kiln was supplemented by scaffolds.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South
Martha McCulloch Williams
- an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price
- the act of glutting or state of being glutted
- to feed or supply beyond capacity
- to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it
- to cram full or choke upto glut a passage
Word Origin and History for gluts
1530s, "a gulp," from glut (v.). Meaning "condition of being full or sated" is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.
early 14c., "to swallow too much; to feed to repletion," probably from Old French gloter "to swallow, gulp down," from Latin gluttire "swallow, gulp down," from PIE root *gwele- "to swallow" (cf. Russian glot "draught, gulp"). Related: Glutted; glutting.
An oversupply of goods on the market.