Definitions for Floodflʌd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a great flowing or overflowing of water, esp. over land not usu. submerged.
any great outpouring or stream:
a flood of tears.
the Flood, a universal deluge mentioned in various ancient religions, esp. the deluge recorded in the Bible as having occurred in the time of Noah (Gen. 7).
the rise or flowing in of the tide
Ref: (opposed to ebb 1 ).
Archaic. a large body of water.
(v.t.)to cover with a flood; fill to overflowing.
to cover or fill as if with a flood:
roads flooded with cars.
to overwhelm with an abundance of something:
to be flooded with mail.
to supply too much fuel to (the carburetor), so that the engine fails to start.
(v.i.)to flow or pour in or as if in a flood.
to rise in a flood; overflow.
to become flooded.
Origin of flood:
bef. 900; ME flod (n.), OE flōd; c. OFris, OS flōd, OHG fluot
flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion(noun)
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
flood, inundation, deluge, torrent(noun)
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood(noun)
light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
flood, overflow, outpouring(noun)
a large flow
the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
flood tide, flood, rising tide(verb)
the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
"a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
deluge, flood, inundate, swamp(verb)
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
cover with liquid, usually water
"The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
flood, oversupply, glut(verb)
supply with an excess of
"flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
become filled to overflowing
"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when an area of land is completely covered by water
houses that were destroyed in the floods; natural disasters such as flood and fire
a large number of people or things coming at the same time
a flood of bills in the mail; a flood of emotion
to cover or become covered with water
The path had been flooded by the river.; The building was flooded.
to fill a place or arrive in large numbers
Sunlight flooded the bedroom.; refugees flooding into the camps; The school has been flooded with complaints.
A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.
The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.
The flood referred to in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament.
Origin: flod, from flod, from common Germanic *flōduz, from Proto-Indo-European *plō-tu-, derived from *pleu- "to flow". Near cognates include Flut and Gothic (flōdus).
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
the flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood
a great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency
menstrual disharge; menses
to overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley
to cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency
A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is normally dry. The European Union Floods Directive defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide. Flooding may occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river or lake, in which the water overtops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries, or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, these changes in size are unlikely to be considered significant unless they flood property or drown domestic animals. Floods can also occur in rivers when the flow rate exceeds the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders in the waterway. Floods often cause damage to homes and businesses if they are in the natural flood plains of rivers. While riverine flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, people have traditionally lived and worked by rivers because the land is usually flat and fertile and because rivers provide easy travel and access to commerce and industry.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common] 1. To overwhelm a network channel with mechanically-generated traffic; especially used of IP, TCP/IP, UDP, or ICMP denial-of-service attacks. 2. To dump large amounts of text onto an IRC channel. This is especially rude when the text is uninteresting and the other users are trying to carry on a serious conversation. Also used in a similar sense on Usenet. 3. [Usenet] To post an unusually large number or volume of files on a related topic.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Flood' in Nouns Frequency: #2209
Rank popularity for the word 'Flood' in Verbs Frequency: #944
Translations for Flood
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a great overflow of water
If it continues to rain like this, we shall have floods.
- vloed; oorstromingsAfrikaans
- طوفان، فَيَضانArabic
- inundaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- बाढ़, पानी भर जानाHindi
- air bahIndonesian
- inondazione, allagamentoItalian
- flom, oversvømmelse, høyvannNorwegian
- سيلاب، نيز، مدPashto
- 水災，洪水Chinese (Trad.)
- cơn lũ lụtVietnamese
- 水灾，洪水Chinese (Simp.)
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