American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
- n. A flood tide.
- n. An abundant flow or outpouring: received a flood of applications. See Synonyms at flow.
- n. A floodlight, specifically a unit that produces a beam of intense light.
- n. In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
- v. To cover or submerge with or as if with a flood; inundate: My desk is flooded with paper.
- v. To fill with an abundance or an excess: flood the market with cheap goods.
- v. To become inundated or submerged.
- v. To pour forth; overflow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Flowing water; a stream, especially a great stream; a river.
- n. A great body of water; the sea.
- n. A great body of moving water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually covered with water; a deluge; an inundation.
- n. The inflow of the tide; the semidiurnal rise or swell of water in the ocean: opposed to ebb.
- n. A great body or stream of any fluid or fluidlike substance; anything resembling such a stream: as, a flood of lava; a flood of light.
- n. Hence A great quantity; an overflowing abundance; a superabundance.
- n. The menstrual discharge when excessive.
- To overflow; inundate; deluge, literally or figuratively: as, to flood a building or a mine in order to extinguish a fire; to flood a meadow.
- To be poured out abundantly; rise in a flood.
- To have an excessive menstrual discharge; also, to bleed profusely after parturition; suffer post-partum hemorrhage; flow, as a lying-in woman.
- n. A large, broad body of water; main tide.
- n. The main ocean; main sea.
- See splash, 4.
- n. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
- n. figuratively A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
- n. A floodlight
- v. To overflow.
- v. To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
- v. figuratively To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.
- v. Internet, computing To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.
- n. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to
- n. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; ; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance
- n. Menstrual disharge; menses.
- v. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge.
- v. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; ; to fill to excess or to its full capacity.
- n. a large flow
- n. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
- v. supply with an excess of
- n. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
- v. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
- v. become filled to overflowing
- v. cover with liquid, usually water
- n. the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
- n. an overwhelming number or amount
- n. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
- Middle English flod, from Old English flōd, from common Germanic *flōduz, from Proto-Indo-European *plō-tu-, derived from *pleu- "to flow". Near cognates include German Flut and Gothic (flōdus). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English flod, from Old English flōd. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The latin flood is going to increase in the long run not controlled or reduced.”
“Ah, but Rathin Mullick, stop, you must not use the word flood in this house, a bad word, a disastrous word!”
“Reversing a lower court decision, the Supreme Court upheld the policy exception according to the ordinary usage of the term flood and accordingly reduced Sher's award to recovery for damage from wind, lost rent, and other losses sustained during Katrina.”
“Sher argued that the term flood was ambiguous, insofar as it might be limited to strictly "natural" events, as opposed to all instances of damage by water.”
“When you begin taking the term flood, if you try to (unintelligible) it so many ways as the insurance companies have, it's going to be ambiguous.”
“This demonstration was partly about non-payment of their EU subsidies but the farmers were also demanding the government protect them from what they call a flood of cheap imports.”
“The Justice Department says it's overwhelmed by what it calls a flood tide of immigration cases.”
“He said, I think this flood is a very bad thing for Canada, and a semi-bad thing for Windsor.”
“Nothing in the world seemed to delight his spirit more as a child than to fill the tub full of water, turn on the shower at its fullest speed, and play what he called flood in it, with a shingle or a chip, or if he could not find either of these, with a floating leaf.”
“Others back the fence as a means to discourage what they describe as a flood of Mexican women pouring in to the US to have "anchor babies" - children who automatically gain American citizenship by being born inside the country.”
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