(De*lud"a*ble) a. Capable of being deluded; liable to be imposed on; gullible. Sir T. Browne.

(De*lude") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Deluding.] [L. deludere, delusum; de- + ludere to play, make sport of, mock. See Ludicrous.]

1. To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.

To delude the nation by an airy phantom.

2. To frustrate or disappoint.

It deludes thy search.

Syn. — To mislead; deceive; beguile; cajole; cheat; dupe. See Deceive.

(De*lud"er) n. One who deludes; a deceiver; an impostor.

(Del"uge) n. [F. déluge, L. diluvium, fr. diluere wash away; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash. See Lave, and cf. Diluvium.]

1. A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah

2. Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction. "The deluge of summer." Lowell.

A fiery deluge fed
With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.

As I grub up some quaint old fragment of a [London] street, or a house, or a shop, or tomb or burial ground, which has still survived in the deluge.
F. Harrison.

After me the deluge.
(Aprés moi le déluge.)
Madame de Pompadour.

(Del"uge), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deluged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deluging.]

1. To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.

The deluged earth would useless grow.

2. To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.

At length corruption, like a general flood . . .
Shall deluge all.

(||De*lun"dung) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) An East Indian carnivorous mammal resembling the civets, but without scent pouches. It is handsomely spotted.

(De*lu"sion) n. [L. delusio, fr. deludere. See Delude.]

1. The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind. Pope.

2. The state of being deluded or misled.

3. That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.

And fondly mourned the dear delusion gone.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.