n. A spring; a fountain. A large wave or billow; a great, rolling swell of water, produced generally by a high wind. The motion of, or produced by, a great wave. The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips.
- vb. To swell; to rise high and roll. (Naut.) To slip along a windlass.
- vb. (Naut.) To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about.