1. [ noun ] a sudden forceful flow
Synonyms: surge rush upsurge
Related terms: flow onrush debris_storm billow
2. [ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Synonyms: mass good_deal lot great_deal pile plenty heap deal flock sight mint whole_lot quite_a_little pot slew stack mickle raft mess wad whole_slew tidy_sum muckle peck hatful batch

: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"

Related terms: large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap
3. [ noun ] the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow
Synonyms: freshet
Related terms: flow
Similar spelling:   spat