drown

Definitions

  • All of Them Forced to Sea and Drowned--4-08-422
    All of Them Forced to Sea and Drowned--4-08-422
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drown die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating "The child drowned in the lake"
    • v drown get rid of as if by submerging "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
    • v drown kill by submerging in water "He drowned the kittens"
    • v drown cover completely or make imperceptible "I was drowned in work","The noise drowned out her speech"
    • v drown be covered with or submerged in a liquid "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Howard's Method for restoring the apparently Drowned Howard's Method for restoring the apparently Drowned
The stepmother tries to drown the princess The stepmother tries to drown the princess

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Rome, people found guilty of murdering their fathers were executed in a bizarre manner. The punishment was to be put in a sack with a rooster, a viper, and a dog, then drowned along with all three animals.
    • v. i Drown To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water. "Methought, what pain it was to drown ."
    • Drown To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
    • Drown To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound. "Most men being in sensual pleasures drowned .""My private voice is drowned amid the senate."
    • Drown To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate. "They drown the land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Turkeys drown in the rain
    • drown To be suffocated by immersion in water or other liquid.
    • drown To suffocate by immersion in water or other liquid; hence, to destroy, extinguish, or ruin by or as if by submersion.
    • drown To overflow; inundate: as, to drown land.
    • drown Figuratively, to plunge deeply; submerge; overwhelm: as, to drown remorse in sensual pleasure.
    • drown In physical geography, to submerge beneath the waters of a lake or ocean: said of a valley that is thus converted into a bay by a relative change of land- and water-level. See drowned stream.
    • drown In tobacco culture, to injure by long-continued rain followed by warm sunshine. The tobacco soon wilts under these conditions. Also called scald.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Unlike most fish, electric eels cannot get enough oxygen from water. Approximately every five minutes, they must surface to breathe, or they will drown. Unlike most fish, they can swim both backwards and forwards.
    • v.t Drown drown to drench or sink in water: to kill by placing under water: to overpower: to extinguish
    • v.t Drown to be suffocated in water
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
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    “Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.”
  • Edwin Louis Cole
    Edwin Louis Cole
    “You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”
  • Rutherford D. Roger
    Rutherford D. Roger
    “We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.”
  • Edmund Burke
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    “By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.”

Idioms

Drown your sorrows - If someone gets drunk or drinks a lot to try to stop feeling unhappy, they drown their sorrows.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian, to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen, drunken. See Drunken Drink

Usage

In literature:

That was not our horse that went by; but our horse may be drowned, and the cow, and the sow, and everything.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
The efforts put forth to save the drowning were marked by another calamity.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
Besides this loss, 409 were drowned belonging to various ships which were either driven on shore or foundered.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
But they shouted the more, and drowned out his voice and would not have it otherwise.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Everybody knows that he was drowned while fishing, over there off White Rock.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
We were afraid you would be drowned.
"Ahead of the Army" by W. O. Stoddard
Neither could it signify to them (the crew) whether the blacks died of thirst or by drowning.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
He lost his labor, I my jest; For he was drowned, and I've the ague.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
All are but traps for drowning thee and visions false.
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
If I had been found drowned, the cause of my death would have been rum!
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

A lake of majesty
The lion's drowns in it!
And thy placidity
A moon within that lake!
"Bison" by Padraic Colum
His songs were a little phrase
Of eternal song,
Drowned in the harping of lays
More loud and long.
"On A Poet Patriot" by Thomas MacDonagh
Or is she but a simple girl,
Whose boy was drowned,
In some cold sea, some stormy morn,
On some blue sound?
"Blue Flower" by Richard Le Gallienne
"Awa, awa, ye ill woman,
For here ye shanno win in;
Gae drown ye in the raging sea,
Or hang on the gallows-pin."
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
I turned, and saw behind me surge
A wild and stormy sea;
And drowning men were reaching out
Imploring hands to me.
"Fishers Of Men" by Frances Ellen Watkins
O ever, ever, this will drown'd
Them quite and make them cry,
We never shall get o'er thy bound,
O, great eternity!
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan

In news:

Sure to be drowned out by the drum circles at Occupy Wall Street, writer-director J.C. Chandor's lifeless Margin Call depicts roughly 36 hours at an unnamed Manhattan investment firm at the dawn of the 2008 financial freak-out.
Did a new bride drown in her tub, or did something more sinister occur.
Yes, the factoids just keep on coming, so instead of drowning in irrelevant minutia, I'll share some more of my most recent discoveries.
Menominee County deputies are searching for a man they believed drowned in the Wolf River.
(AP) – An autopsy has determined that a St Louis County boy found dead in the Meramec River drowned.
Cody Joe Michener , 16, of Leachville, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in a drowning accident at Jackson's Landing near Monette.
A Butler County man known well by staff at Moraine State Park because of his frequent and regular visits to the park's Lake Arthur is believed to have drowned there, the park manager said Sunday morning.
Michael Wayne Strobel apparently drowned in the Moreau River .
BOISE, Idaho — A 30-year-old Nampa woman was sentenced to two to five years in prison after her 1-year-old son nearly drowned when she left him and a 4-year-old alone in the bathtub.
Napper wakes as drowning investigation begins.
Natalie Wood 's death certificate has been changed to reflect some of the uncertainties and lingering questions surrounding the actress' drowning more than 30 years ago in the Pacific Ocean off Southern California.
More than 30 years after she died, Natalie Wood 's death certificate has been amended to reflect the lingering questions surrounding her mysterious drowning.
A new inquiry in the actress' 1981 drowning began in November.
The Coast Guard captain who pulled screen siren Natalie Wood out of the water after she drowned 30 years ago has told homicide detectives that her life could have been saved, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
LOS ANGELES — Natalie Wood 's drowning death nearly 30 years ago came after a night of dinner, drinking and arguments but the question remains — was it anything more than a tragic accident.
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In science:

Fig. (2) shows this variation for B1422+231 again. A small positive b coefficient (b ≈ a/10) is noticeable, but is largely drowned out by variation from other degeneracies.
Gravitational lensing model degeneracies: Is steepness all-important?
All the plots were drown by using the MATLAB system.
Discrete random walk models for space-time fractional diffusion
Some consequences, of these generalizations, are drown.
On Akbar-Zadeh's Theorem on a Finsler Space of Constant Curvature
Taking these phase in the range [0, π ], one can generate the plot in fig. 3.5(a), where the 0ν 2β effective mass is drown as a function of the lightest neutrino mass for both the mass orderings.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
This change consists in using a design sample, drown from another population considered slightly different (e.g. customersŠ subpopulation), this sample will be used in models building in place of non customers design sample.
Transfer Learning Using Logistic Regression in Credit Scoring
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