Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of flowing or overflowing.
  • noun The state of being flooded.
  • noun A body of water, such as a lake or reservoir, formed by usually deliberate flooding.
  • noun An outflow or overflow.
  • noun The gradual plastic deformation of a solid body, as by heat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of flowing; the state of being flowed.
  • noun In mech., gradual internal motion or deformation, without fracture, of a viscous solid such as asphalt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An overflowing with water; also, the water which thus overflows.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flowing or overflowing of liquid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)
  • noun a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
  • noun the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

flow +‎ -age

Examples

  • He said he would use some kind of flowage, and hoped that when the lawyers got done talking in court it would be decided that the aforesaid nat'ral flowage was the kind that had been used by him. "

    Joan of Arc of the North Woods

  • We have to anchor the boat and walk through shallows to get to the mouth of a tiny mangrove - and cypress-lined flowage that Willcox says is home to my redfish.

    The Mid-Life Slam

  • He used this opportunity to find a foothold and then haul himself up out of the flowage.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • The going was easy at first, until he got to the section of the rope that had dangled in the flowage.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • The going was easy at first, until he got to the section of the rope that had dangled in the flowage.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • The going was easy at first, until he got to the section of the rope that had dangled in the flowage.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • I was fishing a flowage, .. had rowed into a bay and was trying to get a cast to parallel (sp?) a down pine tree,.

    A Brief History of Wildcatting

  • He used this opportunity to find a foothold and then haul himself up out of the flowage.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • Smelled it one other time too a long way from that flowage, .. but it was pretty much the same "knock you down" kind of stench.

    A Brief History of Wildcatting

  • He used this opportunity to find a foothold and then haul himself up out of the flowage.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

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