What does FLOOD mean?
Definitions for FLOOD
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word FLOOD.
flood, inundation, deluge, alluvionnoun
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
flood, inundation, deluge, torrentnoun
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photofloodnoun
light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
flood, overflow, outpouringnoun
a large flow
the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
flood tide, flood, rising tideverb
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, swampverb
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, glutverb
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"
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.
Etymology: 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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: flod, Saxon; flot, French.
What need the bridge much broader than the flood? William Shakespeare.
His dominion shall be also from the one sea to the other, and from the flood unto the world’s end. Psalm lxxii. 8.
Or thence from Niger flood to Atlas mount,
The kingdoms of Almanzor, Fez, and Sus,
Morocco, and Algiers, and Tremisen. John Milton, Par. Lost.
All dwellings else
Flood overwhelm’d, and them with all their pomp
Deep under water roll’d; sea cover’d sea,
Sea without shore. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi.
Arcadia’s flow’ry plains and pleasing floods. John Dryden, Virg.
When went there by an age since the great flood,
But it was fam’d with more than with one man? William Shakespeare.
You see this confluence, this great flood of visiters. William Shakespeare.
By sudden floods, and fall of waters,
Buckingham'’s army is dispers’d and scatter’d. William Shakespeare, R. III.
We seek to know the moving of each sphere,
And the strange cause o’ th’ ebbs and floods of Nile. Davies.
Those that have the good fortune of miscarrying, or being delivered, escape by means of their floods revelling the humours from their lungs. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.
To deluge; to cover with waters.
Etymology: from the noun.
Where meadows are flooded late in Spring, roll them with a large barley-roller. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
A flood is an overflow of water (or rarely other fluids) that submerges land that is usually dry. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide. Floods are an area of study of the discipline hydrology and are of significant concern in agriculture, civil engineering and public health. Human changes to the environment often increase the intensity and frequency of flooding, for example land use changes such as deforestation and removal of wetlands, changes in waterway course or flood controls such as with levees, and larger environmental issues such as climate change and sea level rise. In particular climate change's increased rainfall and extreme weather events increases the severity of other causes for flooding, resulting in more intense floods and increased flood risk.Flooding may occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river, lake, or ocean, 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. Flooding can lead to secondary consequences in addition to damage to property, such as long-term displacement of residents and creating increased spread of waterborne diseases and vector-bourne disesases transmitted by mosquitos.
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
Etymology: [OE. flod a flowing, stream, flood, AS. fld; akin to D. vloed, OS. fld, OHG. fluot, G. flut, Icel. fl, Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. fldus; from the root of E. flow. 80. See Flow, v. i.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flud, n. a great flow of water: (B.) a river: an inundation: a deluge: the rise or flow of the tide: any great quantity.—v.t. to overflow: to inundate: to bleed profusely, as after parturition:—pr.p. flood′ing; pa.p. flood′ed.—ns. Flood′-gate, a gate for letting water flow through, or to prevent it: an opening or passage: an obstruction; Flood′ing, an extraordinary flow of blood from the uterus; Flood′mark, the mark or line to which the tide rises; Flood′-tide, the rising or inflowing tide.—The Flood, the deluge in the days of Noah. [A.S. flód; Dut. vloed, Ger. fluth. Cog. with flow.]
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.
A disrespectful word for a blood. Nigga you is a flood go suck a dick and be a fag like Slick Rick -- Trama (Fu** Scrappy)
Song lyrics by flood -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by flood on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Flood is ranked #2125 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Flood surname appeared 17,053 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Flood.
79.2% or 13,518 total occurrences were White.
14.5% or 2,481 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 423 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.7% or 304 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.3% or 222 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 106 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'FLOOD' in Nouns Frequency: #2209
Rank popularity for the word 'FLOOD' in Verbs Frequency: #944
The numerical value of FLOOD in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of FLOOD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of FLOOD in a Sentence
We are deeply saddened to learn that another flood has impacted a community still recovering from last year’s flood, in the wake of the devastation, I want Virginians in Buchanan County to know that we are making every resource available to help those impacted by this storm.
When a flood is localized in one area there are areas that are free of flooding that we would use to mobilize volunteers, but it is widespread.
There are things that we are doing. It just can't be done in less than two years, after the flood in 2016 and working on the recovery there, you can't get things done in a year or two. It just can't happen. And you saw, we get the money from FEMA two years later. That's how it works.
Republican leadership tends to flood cash behind moderate candidates who will take orders from leadership, and they leave conservatives often gasping for oxygen—conservatives who are strong, viable candidates, but they leave them severely underfunded, i think leadership should stay out of primaries…when they get involved in primaries, they’re almost consistently wrong.
If sanctions were to be eased, additional oil from Iran would flood onto the already oversupplied oil market.
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Translations for FLOOD
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- طوفان, فيضانArabic
- заливам, наводнявам, наводнение, изобилиеBulgarian
- inundacióCatalan, Valencian
- záplava, zaplavit, povodeň, potopaCzech
- oversvømmelse, oversvømmeDanish
- Hochwasser, Flut, überfluten, Überschwemmung, Überflutung, überschwemmen, überfüllenGerman
- πλημμυρίζω, πλημμύρα, χείμαρροςGreek
- inundo, inundi, pluvegoEsperanto
- inundación, avenida, diluvioSpanish
- üleujutus, veetulvEstonian
- tulva, hukuttaa, tukkia, tulviaFinnish
- submerger, inonder, noyer, inondationFrench
- dûke, oerstreamingWestern Frisian
- tuilScottish Gaelic
- מבול, שיטפוןHebrew
- inondasyonHaitian Creole
- ár, özön, árvíz, áradatHungarian
- hlaupa, flóðIcelandic
- marea, alluvione, allagare, inondare, subissare, inondazione, straripareItalian
- 洪水, 氾濫Japanese
- 홍수, 洪水, 한물, 넘치다Korean
- lês, avrabûn, lêser, لافاو, lehîKurdish
- inundatio, inundare, diluviare, diluviumLatin
- potvynis, poplūdisLithuanian
- plūdi, paliLatvian
- banjir, bah, ampuhMalay
- overstromen, overstroming, vloedDutch
- flaumNorwegian Nynorsk
- tó yíląądNavajo, Navaho
- inondacion, aigatOccitan
- zalewać, potop, natłok, powódź, potok, ogrom, nawałPolish
- enchente, dilúvio, enxurrada, cheia, floodar, inundar, alagar, inundação, transbordarPortuguese
- revărsa, inundație, inundaRomanian
- потоп, паводок, наплыв, наводнение, затопитьRussian
- pȍplava, potòpiti, popláviti, поплава, потоп, potop, preplávitiSerbo-Croatian
- poplava, preplaviti, poplaviti, povodenjSlovene
- översvämning, svämma över, översvämmaSwedish
- mafuriko, gharikaSwahili
- వెల్లువ, ముంచెత్తు, వరద, వెల్లువెత్తుTelugu
- อุทกภัย, น้ำท่วมThai
- повінь, потопUkrainian
- lụt, nạn lụtVietnamese
- grossès aiwesWalloon
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