Dictionary: GLUT – GLYP-TIC

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GLUT, n.

  1. That which is swallowed. Milton.
  2. Plenty even to lothing. He shall find himself miserable, even in the very glut of his delights. L'Estrange. A glut of study and retirement Pope.
  3. More than enough; superabundance. B. Jonson.
  4. Any thing that fills or obstructs the passage. Woodward.
  5. A wooden wedge. New England.

GLUT, v.i. [L. glutio; Fr. engloutir; Russ. glotayu, to swallow; W. glwth, a glutton; glythu, to gormandize; from llwth, a swallow, greediness; It. ghiotto, Low L. gluto, a glutton; Heb. Ch. לעט. (See Ar. غََلَطَ.) Class Ld, No. 17. The sense is to crowd, to stuff.]

  1. To swallow, or to swallow greedily; to gorge. Milton.
  2. To cloy; to fill beyond sufficiency; to sate; to disgust; as, to glut the appetites. Denham.
  3. To feast or delight even to satiety. His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice, Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes. Dryden.
  4. To fill or furnish beyond sufficiency; as, to glut the market.
  5. To saturate. Boyle.

GLU'TE-AL, a. [Gr. γλουτος, nates.]

The gluteal artery, is a branch of the hypogastric or internal iliac artery, which supplies the gluteal muscles. Coxe. Hooper. The gluteal muscles, are three large muscles on each side, which make up the fleshy part of the buttocks. Parr.

GLU'TEN, n. [L. See Glue.]

  1. A tough elastic substance, of a grayish color, which becomes brown and brittle by drying; found in the flour of wheat and other grain. It contributes much to the nutritive quality of flour, and gives tenacity to its paste. A similar substance is found in the juices of certain plants. Brande.
  2. That part of the blood which gives firmness to its texture. Parr.


The large thick muscle on which we sit.


To unite with glue; to cement.


United with glue. Bailey.


Uniting with glue.


The act of uniting with glue. Bailey.


Having the quality of cementing; tenacious.


The quality of being glutinous; viscousness.

GLU'TIN-OUS, a. [L. glutinosus.]

  1. Viscous; viscid; tenacious; having the quality of glue; resembling glue. Starch is glutinous.
  2. In botany, besmeared with a slippery moisture; as, a glutinous leaf. Martyn.


Viscosity; viscidity; the quality of glue, tenacity. Cheyne.


Cloyed; filled beyond sufficiency.

GLUT'TON, n. [glut'n; Low L. gluto; Fr. glouton. See Glut.]

  1. One who indulges to excess in eating.
  2. One eager of any thing to excess. Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy. Granville.
  3. In zoology, the Gulo vulgaris, found in the north of Europe and Siberia. It grows to the length of three feet, but has short legs and moves slowly. It is a carnivorous animal, and in order to catch its prey, it climbs a tree and from that darts down upon a deer or other animal. It is named from its voracious appetite. Dict. Nat. Hist. Its voracity has been ridiculously exaggerated. Cuvier.


To eat to excess; to eat voraciously; to indulge the appetite to excess; to be luxurious. Trans. of Grellman.


  1. Given to excessive eating; indulging the appetite for food to excess; as, a gluttonous age. Ralegh.
  2. Consisting in excessive eating; as, gluttonous delight. Milton.


With the voracity of a glutton; with excessive eating.


  1. Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food.
  2. Luxury of the table. Their sumptuous gluttonies and gorgeous feasts. Milton.
  3. Voracity of appetite. Encyc.

GLYC'E-RIN, n. [Gr. γλυκυς, sweet.]

A sweet substance that may be extracted from fatty matter; a transparent liquid, without color or smell, of a sirupy consistence. – Ure.

GLY-CO'NI-AN, or GLY-CON'IC, a. [Low L. glyconium.]

Denoting a kind of verse in Greek and Latin poetry, consisting of three feet, a spondee, a choriamb, and a pyrrhich; as, glyconic measure. Johnson.

GLYN, n. [See GLEN.]

GLYPH, n. [Gr. γλυφη, from γλυφω, to carve.]

In sculpture and architecture, a notch, canal, channel or cavity intended as an ornament. Chambers.


A picture or figure by which a word is implied. [See Hieroglyphic.]


In mineralogy, figured.