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  Definition of flood
  1. a large flow
  2. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
  3. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  4. the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
  5. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
  6. an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
  7. cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
  8. become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
  9. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
  10. supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
Similar Words: overflow, outpouring, flowage, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood, inundation, deluge, alluvion, torrent, inundate, swamp, oversupply, glut

 

See Also: overwhelm, deluge, flood out, flood in

 

Hyponyms: effusion, debacle, flash flood, flashflood, flow, inundate, deluge, submerge, swamp, drench

 

Part Meronyms: photographic equipment, flood tide, rising tide

 

Derivational Morphology: overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over, flow, deluge, inundate, swamp, floodlight, submerge, overwhelm, flood out, oversupply, glut, inundation, alluvion, flowage, torrent, implosion therapy, flooding, downpour, cloudburst, waterspout, pelter, soaker, surfeit

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: наводнение   Chinese: 洪水  
Danish: oversvømmelse   Dutch: overstroming  
Estonian: veetulv   Finnish: tulva  
French: inondation   German: Flut  
Hebrew: מבול   Hungarian: árvíz  
Icelandic: flóð   Indonesian: banjir  
Italian: inondazione   Japanese: 洪水  
Korean: 한물   Kurdish: lehî  
Latin: diluvium   Latvian: plūdi  
Polish: powódź   Portuguese: enchente  
Russian: наводнение   Spanish: inundación  
Swedish: översvämning   Telugu: వరద  
 
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