|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|
|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|
|Related terms:||filling flow|
|8.||[ verb ] supply with an excess of|
"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"
|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|
"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|