What does the word deluge mean?

Usage examples for deluge

  1. One spark, one little spark, might live through the deluge to spring into the heat of the past under the breath of memory. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  2. He will go to see Evan day after to- morrow- and after that, the deluge. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  3. Come, dry up that deluge, and say good- by to me. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison