As a verb overwhelm
is to engulf, surge over and submerge.
As a proper noun conquest is
the personification of conquest, (also known as pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.
To engulf, surge over and submerge.
To overpower, crush.
- The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
* Bible, Psalms lxxviii. 53
- In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.
To overpower emotionally.
- The sea overwhelmed their enemies.
- He was overwhelmed with guilt.
To cause to surround, to cover.
- Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
* too many balls in the air
Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
(figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of an obstacle.
That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
- Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
(feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
- Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
(colloquial, figurative) A person with whom one has had sex.
(archaic) To conquer.