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. The congregation swept to its feet with a mighty surge. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  3. Madam Fulton felt the rhythm and surge of it all, and acquiesced in her own inactive part in it. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown