|1.||[ noun ] an overwhelming number or amount|
|Synonyms:||flood inundation torrent|
"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"
|Related terms:||batch overwhelm|
|2.||[ noun ] (meteorology) a heavy rain|
|Synonyms:||downpour torrent cloudburst soaker pelter waterspout|
|Related terms:||rain drench|
|3.||[ verb ] fill or cover completely, usually with water|
|4.||[ verb ] charge someone with too many tasks|
|Related terms:||charge flood|
|5.||[ verb ] fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid|
|Synonyms:||flood swamp inundate|
"the basement was inundated after the storm" "The images flooded his mind"
|Related terms:||fill flood_in flood flood implosion_therapy|
|6.||[ verb ] fill beyond capacity|
|Synonyms:||inundate submerge flood|
"The water flooded the fields"
|Related terms:||occupy flood flood downpour submergence|
|7.||[ noun ] (geology) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land|
|Synonyms:||flood inundation alluvion|
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
|Related terms:||geological_phenomenon flash_flood debacle flood flood|