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flood

flood - Dictionary definition and meaning for word flood

Definition
(noun) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
Synonyms : alluvion , deluge , inundation
Example Sentence
  • plains fertilized by annual inundations

Definition
(noun) an overwhelming number or amount
Synonyms : deluge , inundation , torrent
Example Sentence
  • a flood of requests
  • a torrent of abuse

Definition
(noun) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
Definition
(noun) a large flow
Synonyms : outpouring , overflow

Definition
(noun) the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
Synonyms : flowage

Definition
(noun) the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
Synonyms : flood tide , rising tide
Example Sentence
  • a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune

Definition
(verb) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
Synonyms : deluge , inundate , swamp
Example Sentence
  • the basement was inundated after the storm
  • The images flooded his mind

Definition
(verb) cover with liquid, usually water
Example Sentence
  • The swollen river flooded the village
  • The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes

Definition
(verb) supply with an excess of
Synonyms : glut , oversupply
Example Sentence
  • flood the market with tennis shoes
  • Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient

Definition
(verb) become filled to overflowing
Example Sentence
  • Our basement flooded during the heavy rains

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