1. [ verb ] fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
Synonyms: swamp inundate deluge

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

Related terms: fill flood_in implosion_therapy
2. [ noun ] (geology) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
Synonyms: inundation alluvion deluge

"plains fertilized by annual inundations"

Related terms: geological_phenomenon flash_flood debacle deluge deluge
3. [ verb ] cover with liquid, usually water

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

Related terms: cover swamp deluge inundate flow overwhelm
4. [ noun ] a large flow
Synonyms: overflow outpouring
Related terms: flow effusion overflow
5. [ noun ] (photography) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
Synonyms: flood_lamp photoflood floodlight
Related terms: light photographic_equipment
6. [ noun ] an overwhelming number or amount
Synonyms: deluge inundation torrent

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

Related terms: batch overwhelm
7. [ noun ] the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
Synonyms: flowage
Related terms: filling flow
8. [ verb ] supply with an excess of
Synonyms: glut oversupply

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

Related terms: supply glut
9. [ verb ] become filled to overflowing

"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

Related terms: fill
10. [ verb ] fill beyond capacity
Synonyms: inundate submerge deluge

"The water flooded the fields"

Related terms: occupy downpour submergence
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1997
12. [ adjective ] incoming
Synonyms: high

"flood tide" "high tide"

Related terms: ebb advancing
13. [ noun ] the inward flow of the tide

"a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare

Related terms: flow flood_tide
Similar spelling:   Floyd