What does the word surge mean?

Usage examples for surge

  1. The surge of battle- such a battle as the world never saw before- swept over all these towns, but it was strange to see how much more some of them suffered than others. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  2. Madam Fulton felt the rhythm and surge of it all, and acquiesced in her own inactive part in it. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  3. The congregation swept to its feet with a mighty surge. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber