What does the word glut mean?

Usage examples for glut

  1. A glut sometimes reduced the value of merchandise below the London price. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  2. In such case, the price of corn will fall from the effects of a glut, and much agricultural distress will be produced, till the average supply is brought to a level with the average demand. – On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation by David Ricardo
  3. And spears hurled against him from daring hands, stuck, some indeed in his ample shield, and many, though eager to glut themselves with his flesh, stood fixed in the ground between, before they could reach his fair skin. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer