What does flood mean?

Definitions for flood
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvionnoun

    the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

    "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

  2. flood, inundation, deluge, torrentnoun

    an overwhelming number or amount

    "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"

  3. flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photofloodnoun

    light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

  4. flood, overflow, outpouringnoun

    a large flow

  5. flood, flowagenoun

    the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

  6. 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

  7. deluge, flood, inundate, swampverb

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

    "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

  8. floodverb

    cover with liquid, usually water

    "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

  9. flood, oversupply, glutverb

    supply with an excess of

    "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

  10. floodverb

    become filled to overflowing

    "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

Wiktionary

  1. floodnoun

    A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.

  2. floodnoun

    A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.

  3. floodnoun

    A floodlight

  4. floodverb

    To overflow.

  5. floodverb

    To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.

  6. floodverb

    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.

  7. floodverb

    To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.

  8. Floodnoun

    The flood referred to in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament.

  9. 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

  1. FLOODnoun

    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.

  2. To Floodverb

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Flood

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floodverb

    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

  2. Floodverb

    the flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood

  3. Floodverb

    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

  4. Floodverb

    menstrual disharge; menses

  5. Floodverb

    to overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley

  6. Floodverb

    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

  7. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Flood

    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

  1. Flood

    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

  1. flood

    [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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. floodnoun

    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)

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flood' in Nouns Frequency: #2209

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flood' in Verbs Frequency: #944

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flood in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of flood in a Sentence

  1. The CDC:

    After a hurricane or flood, the health department or mosquito control district will often take steps to reduce the mosquito population.

  2. Ivan Andarza:

    Drugs are coming across the border, cartels are using migrants to flood the border in a way where everybody is bogged down with them and everyone else runs across it, we’re living that down there, so when we hear that everything is fine on the border and we do n’t need a border wall anymore, it’s just at odds with what people are living down there. That has kind of turbocharged the movement that was already happening with the way that Democrats have changed over the past few years.

  3. President Jakaya Kikwete:

    This is not the first time the flood waters have gotten into my house, but I think this time it was too much.

  4. The WPC:

    It's never a good thing to get too much rain all at once, a trait all too common among slow-moving tropical storms, thus, the flash flood potential is summarily also rapidly increasing.

  5. Billy Mack Williams:

    That's the most important thing, this stuff can be replaced. We have flood insurance. Do I like to pay it? No, but it does help.

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